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The United Kingdom has announced that fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria to England will not need to take a pre-departure test, undertake a day 8 test, or self-isolate for 10 days as previously required, with effect from Monday, October 11. This policy, it said, applies to those fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (including Covidshield), Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson. In a statement on Thursday titled, ‘UK changes travel rules for fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria,’...

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The WHO had approved the vaccine after a two-year study of 800,000 individuals in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to reduce child illness and deaths in areas with moderate and high malaria transmission. The vaccine, the first developed for any parasitic disease, during clinical trials had an efficacy of about 50 per cent against severe malaria in the first year but dropped close to zero by the fourth year. And the trials did not measure the...

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LAGOS —  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says there is no directive yet banning travellers without proof of vaccination from traveling both local and international flights. Mr. Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Relations of the authority said this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday. According to him, this is contrary to claims in some local tabloids and social media that the Federal Government through NCAA had given a directive that from Dec....

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ABUJA — The federal government has said reports of corrupt airport officials who help travelers evade Covid requirements are currently been investigated. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), disclosed this on Monday during the national briefing of the presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19. Mustapha stated that the government is aware of reports that accuse some officials of taking bribes from travelers and help them escape dealing with the quarantine requirements....

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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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