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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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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 — 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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NEW YORK — World  Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Friday, urged leaders to push back against the daunting new COVID-19 surges, with increased vaccination efforts and public health measures. Ghebreyesus warned that with Delta variant was quickly becoming the dominant strain in many countries, saying: “we are in a very dangerous period of the pandemic’’ “In those countries with low COVID-19 vaccination coverage, terrible scenes of hospitals overflowing are again becoming the norm....

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ABUJA — Sen. Orji Kalu, the Senate Chief Whip, has commended the Federal Government’s effort in tackling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Kalu gave the commendation during the official launch of the Crystal Hill All Day Wipes and Sanitisers on Tuesday, in Abuja. The Senate Chief Whip, who is also the chairperson of the occasion, buttressed the point by quoting the Prime Minister of Australia, who recently congratulated the government of...

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NEW YORK — The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees, urging others to do the same. “Beyond the moral imperative, this is in our collective self-interest,” Ann Burton, Chief of UNHCR’s Public Health Section, said in a statement on Thursday. According to her, as long as the pandemic remains out of control somewhere, it is a threat for everyone everywhere. ”To...

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ABUJA — The executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, says 1,005,234 people have received the second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. As of June 24, Nigeria has confirmed 167,375 cases of COVID-19, and while 163,917 have recovered, 2,118 deaths have been recorded. Shuaib while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday said the agency has extended the timeline for the administration of the second dose by 11 days...

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