COVID-19 Delta variant: FG reacts to stories of another possible lockdown

COVID-19 Delta variant: FG reacts to stories of another possible lockdown
August 12 15:14 2021 Print This Article

The Federal Government has allayed the fears of many over rumors that they were planning to declare another lockdown because of the presence of Delta variant of Covid- 19, saying that the country is not at a level where another national lockdown will be considered, despite the presence of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in the country.

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, stated this on Thursday while speaking during the weekly ministerial press briefing at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ehanire noted that apart from the vaccines sourced free of charge, the federal government has paid for about 30 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

He confirmed the 176,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have already been received while the rest will come in batches.

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, noted that the cases of COVID-19 recently sequenced in Nigeria are Delta variants.

He said the variant has become the most dominant variant in the country.

Also speaking, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), said 2.3 percent of eligible Nigerians have been vaccinated.

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