Posted on Thu 18 Feb 2021, 10:11 AM

Health expert, Dr Iorhen Akase, has urged the Federal Government to update and publicise the case definition of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to aid early identification of cases in Nigeria.

Dr. Akase, also the Head, Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

Posted on Sun 31 Jan 2021, 08:13 PM

Nigeria says the first batch of 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 is delayed because of “politics and logistics due to no fault of Nigeria.”

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this in Abuja on Sunday, said the issue of vaccine was a serious one to government which had put every needed infrastructure in place for its storage.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the minister said: “The fact that these vaccines will now come in February is not due to Nigeria’s fault.

Posted on Fri 15 Jan 2021, 04:39 AM

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has urged Nigerians to disregard the news circulating online that it was contemplating another lockdown.

The PTF disclosed this in a statement on Thursday by Mr. Willie Bassey, the Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

The Chairman of the Taskforce, Mr Boss Mustapha also advised Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to contain the spread of the virus by adhering to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI’s) as recommended by PTF.

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