Yobe State Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Management has revealed that the State has to date recorded 316 confirmed instances of the virus throughout the State.
Out of the overall variety of confirmed instances, 9 sufferers have died from the virus.
The Committee’s Chairman and State Deputy Governor, Idi Barde Gubana gave the revelation on the 18th assembly of COVID-19 Prevention and Management Committee held on Tuesday.
“The Committee is pleased to announce that Yobe State has obtained its share of the Astra-zeneca COVID-19 vaccines for the primary section concentrating on entrance line employees, different well being works, non-health entrance line employees such because the members of the safety businesses and gatekeepers corresponding to conventional, non secular and political leaders.
“Official flag-off of vaccination train was carried out by His Excellency the Government Governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni on the twenty eighth of March, 2021”, he mentioned.
Gubana added that the Committee after intensive deliberations affirmed that the COVID-19 vaccines are secure and efficient as licensed by NAFDAC and different related regulatory our bodies.
“Disregard all myths and misconceptions from the social media about COVID-19 and different well being points; at all times ask specialists for evidence-based scientific data”, he suggested.
The Committee Chairman additionally known as for strict adherence to all accredited non-pharmaceutical preventive measures.
In the identical vein, Vice Chairman of the Committee and Commissioner of Well being and Human Companies, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana knowledgeable members of the committee that no way over 21,000 focused individuals have been inoculated in opposition to the virus.
He mentioned there isn’t any reported case of antagonistic impact of the vaccine for the reason that train commenced, noting that extra VIPs had continued to make themselves out there for the vaccination as evident throughout the committee’s 18th assembly.
Gana maintained that the vaccination train is free and ongoing in all of the 17 LGAs and 178 wards within the State.