Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday, assured Nigerians of access to the novel coronavirus vaccine when developed.
During a virtual meeting with representatives of BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate on progress being made to discovery a cure globally, Osinbajo said the Federal Government intends exploring every possible option and prioritises the health and safety of the citizens.
Air Force airlifts COVID-19 medical supplies to 14 nations
In fulfillment of government’s pledge to provide logistics support in the quest to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in West Africa, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Wednesday, began airlifting of medical supplies and other consumables procured by the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) to 14 countries in the sub-region.
Besides Nigeria, the 13 other nations include Cote d’ Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, The Gambia, Senegal, Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The rest are Cape Verde, Niger Republic, Burkina Faso, Mali and the Republic of Benin.
PTF says States major challenge to tackling COVID-19
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on (COVID-19) has spotlighted the failure of states to enforce extant safety protocols as a major challenge to the country’s response to the pandemic.
Its chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Airlines lament low patronage
Some Airlines in the country operating at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, have expressed dissatisfaction over low passengers’ patronage since reopening after the COVID-19-induced lockdown.
During separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Wednesday, in Abuja, the airlines said the ratio of passengers at present compared with previous years had drastically reduced due to the impact of Coronavirus.
Lagos COVID-19 infections rise again as NCDC confirms 457 new cases
After days of recording a steady decline in its daily COVID-19 infection rate, the figure for Lagos rose again, increasing to its highest in one week since July 28.
Lagos, the epicentre of the virus, had recorded less than 100 new samples in its daily count over the past six days, with the figure dropping to as low as 59 new infections on August 4.