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Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib says the federal government would soon commence the implementation of a basic rule of law on Nigerians refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Shuaib stated this at the agency’s weekly update of the COVID-19 vaccination in Abuja maintained that it had become necessary as such individuals may endanger those vaccinated. He cautioned Nigerians against misinformation on the vaccines saying, it could negatively affect...

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The Federal Government is considering sanctions against eligible Nigerians who refuse COVID-19 vaccination. This was disclosed by the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. In Edo and Ondo States, the state governments had already announced restrictions regarding some public places that those who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine cannot have access to. Shuaib said the government may “apply the basic rule...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and health workers under the umbrella of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) have faulted the move by the Federal Government to sanction Nigerians who refused to be vaccinated. On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the FG said it might sanction anybody who refused to take COVID-19 vaccines after they had been made available to all Nigerians. The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib,...

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ENUGU — Out of the four million and eighty thousand (4,000,080) doses of Moderna vaccine and six hundred and ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and sixty (699,760) doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by the United States of America and the United Kingdom respectively, the National Primary Health Care and Development Agency has released sixty thousand and sixty doses (60,060) of Moderna vaccines and thirteen thousand, four hundred and sixteen (13,416) doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Enugu...

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The Nigerian High Commission in London has been shut down for 10 days following the result of two officials who were tested positive for COVID-19. The High Commission revealed this in a statement on Thursday. “This afternoon, the Head of Immigration Section and two other officials went for a meeting at the Home Office,” it said in the statement. “At the entrance, COVID test was administered on them and one of them tested positive to...

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ABUJA — Nigeria’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic received a boost, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) donates 26 ventilators and other equipment to the country. The West African country also took delivery of 3,560 fingertip oxygen pulse oximeters as the country’s authorities step up efforts to curb the spread of the disease in the period of a third wave. The donated items were received by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on behalf...

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ABUJA — With the reported cases of Delta variant in some parts of Nigeria, more than one hundred prospective corps members were diagnosed with COVID-19 at the various camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) across the country. Camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) that have confirmed reported cases so far are Edo, 17 cases, 26 test positive in Plateau, Gombe has 25 test positive, 14 confirmed positive in Sokoto, 21 cases...

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ABUJA — Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 say Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Rivers, Kano, Plateau, and the FCT are causes for concern as the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic rages in Nigeria. Speaking at the PSC Briefing in Abuja said that all countries in the West African region were beginning to see the third wave of COVID-19. He said Nigeria...

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ABUJA — The Federal Government of Nigeria is expected to receive about 4.8 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines on Monday. This was disclosed by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Sunday. The Executive Director/CEO of the Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, in a memo to journalists in Abuja, said the doses were a donation from the United States Government. The expected shipment will be the largest of vaccines received since the nationwide...

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Twenty-five prospective Corps Members have been tested positive for the COVID-19 disease at the Gombe State’s camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) located in Amada – Akko Local Government Area of the State. The affected youths included a nursing mother, as confirmed by the state Commissioner for Health, Habu Dahiru, on Sunday. According to the commissioner, 25 prospective corps members were tested positive between the last three days and have been moved to...

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