Sun. Jan 17th, 2021

COVID-19: Mass Production of Vaccines still far – NCDC

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BY Victoria Ogunrinde

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said that in spite of the announcements of the discovery of vaccines to tackle novel coronavirus (COVID-19), mass production of the vaccines is still far.

Director-General, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made this known during the weekly briefing of the task force on COVID-19 in Abuja said, that for this reason, Nigerians must continue to observe non-pharmaceutical measures against the novel COVID-19.

“Although there had been some encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines, mass production of the vaccines might still take time. “We’re even very far from having one with a licence; so, we’ve to tighten our belts and get through this month of December.

“Everyone should be vigilant, disciplined and abide by the general protocols that we have advised throughout the year. “This is the best way that we can keep our loved ones safe and transit safely into 2021.

“This is particularly important for the elderly in our country who we may want to go and visit as we do by this time of the year.”

The NCDC on Monday night announced 145 new cases of COVID-19 in the country making the total number of cases in the country to 67,557.

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