COVID-19 UPDATE:FG Gives Reasons Nigeria Cannot Produce Vaccines


The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, has said Nigeria can’t deliver COVID-19 immunizations on the grounds that the way toward creating them requires enormous speculation that has not been accomplished for quite a long time.

Naija News reports that Shuaib expressed this while talking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 instructions on Monday.

He stated: “There are inquiries around why Nigeria isn’t creating COVID-19 immunizations. I need to put on record that the way toward creating an antibody is intricate and confounded. It requires enormous venture that has not been accomplished for a long time.”

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“During the 1960s, we use to make yellow fever antibodies in this nation. During the 90s, we chose to change simple methods of making yellow fever antibodies to later advancements.

“Nonetheless, that move of innovation never occurred and that is the reason we didn’t keep on making immunizations,” Mr Shuaib said.

Nigeria is required to get 100,000 dosages of the Pfizer and bioNtech antibody before the finish of January, with organization starting right away.

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Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday has affirmed 1,000 200 and 44 news instances of COVID-19 sickness in Nigeria.

The recently announced instances of the novel infection were recorded from 18 conditions of the league, Naija News gets it.

NCDC in a post on its authority Twitter account on Monday night, January 11, 2021, affirmed COVID-19 passing cases to have ascended to 1,361 in Nigeria with an aggregate of 80,491 individuals previously released.

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