Global Statistics

All countries
33,104,260
Confirmed
Updated on September 27, 2020 1:06 pm
All countries
24,232,296
Recovered
Updated on September 27, 2020 1:06 pm
All countries
999,433
Deaths
Updated on September 27, 2020 1:06 pm

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
33,104,260
Confirmed
Updated on September 27, 2020 1:06 pm
All countries
24,232,296
Recovered
Updated on September 27, 2020 1:06 pm
All countries
999,433
Deaths
Updated on September 27, 2020 1:06 pm

Support Corruption-Free

Supporting Corruption-Free isn’t a transaction for an online service. Our Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, independent coverage of Nigeria and the world continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

COVID-19: FG To Support NAFDAC on Vaccine Research

Group Wants NNPC to Champion Contract Transparency in Extractive Industry

The Contract Transparency Network (CONTRANET) a civil society network, has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to champion the implementation of...

United States Imposes More Visa Restrictions on Nigerians Responsible for Undermining the Democratic Process

The United States of America has imposed more Visa restrictions on individuals responsible for undermining the democratic process in Nigeria.

Ijede Police And Roadside Extortion – Sanni Kay Yusuf

In Ijede, road block by men of the Nigeria police is an ugly phenomenon to worry about. Journeying there from to Ikorodu...

Beşiktaş Coach Sergen Yalçın Tests Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of Süper Lig Opener

The coach of Istanbul football powerhouse Beşlktaş has tested positive for the coronavirus, a club official said Saturday, a day after the...

French Journalist Condemned Over anti-Muslim 9/11 Remark

AFrench journalist has been slammed for making an unprovoked anti-Muslim 9/11 remark on Twitter. French broadcaster BFM TV shared...

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says the Federal Government will support the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC), to meet international standards in researches into the development of a vaccine for the Coronavirus.

Ehanire said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 joint briefing in Abuja.

He said the government would support NAFDAC to reach international maturity level and encourage researchers to work towards the development of vaccines for the virus.

Ehanire said Nigeria participated in a World Health Organisation (WHO), African Regional Conference, held virtually and chaired by the Minister of Health of the Congo.

He said the conference was centered on COVID-19, adding that conversation were on vaccines and implementing the African Region sickle cell strategy.

“We shall sustain our interest in developments around COVID-19 and seek opportunities to exchange ideas with countries and organisations investing in new knowledge.

NAFDAC is also trying to reach the maturity level to assure that the product and processes that come out of research work in Nigeria towards the development of vaccine candidates are realizable and that they meet the required standard

“The onus lies not only with the Ministry of Health, but is a shared responsibility with the populace.

“Our safest, easiest and cheapest option of achieving a balance between saving livelihood and saving lives remains adherence to non-pharmaceutical measures, as we have preached so many times. With these measures, we can balance and uphold our indices, even as we reopen our economy.”

The minister, however, urged Nigerians not to relax in observing the COVID-19 preventive measures, saying that the virus would still remain for the foreseeable future, till there was a vaccine available for it.

With the imperative to reopen the economy, relax local and international air travel to support restoration of livelihoods, the minister noted that the experience in other countries was that COVID-19 infection rates have gone up and in some cases, dramatically.

Ehanire, therefore, said Nigerians must strive not to lose its attention to preserve lives or lose the gains it has made over the months.

He also said that training and retraining on infection prevention and control was ongoing in all health facilities as well as ensuring availability of PPE as an investment, to continue the reduction in health worker infections.

Ehanire called on health workers to ensure judicious and prudent use of PPE materials, while observing full Information Prevention Control (IPC), measures.

The minister recalled that Nigeria, was on Aug. 25, declared poliovirus free, he therefore, said all material and human resource assets from polio eradication would be deployed to surveillance and fighting other disease outbreaks, including the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot Topics

Group Wants NNPC to Champion Contract Transparency in Extractive Industry

The Contract Transparency Network (CONTRANET) a civil society network, has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to champion the implementation of...

United States Imposes More Visa Restrictions on Nigerians Responsible for Undermining the Democratic Process

The United States of America has imposed more Visa restrictions on individuals responsible for undermining the democratic process in Nigeria.

Ijede Police And Roadside Extortion – Sanni Kay Yusuf

In Ijede, road block by men of the Nigeria police is an ugly phenomenon to worry about. Journeying there from to Ikorodu...

Related Articles

Group Wants NNPC to Champion Contract Transparency in Extractive Industry

The Contract Transparency Network (CONTRANET) a civil society network, has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to champion the implementation of...

United States Imposes More Visa Restrictions on Nigerians Responsible for Undermining the Democratic Process

The United States of America has imposed more Visa restrictions on individuals responsible for undermining the democratic process in Nigeria.

Ijede Police And Roadside Extortion – Sanni Kay Yusuf

In Ijede, road block by men of the Nigeria police is an ugly phenomenon to worry about. Journeying there from to Ikorodu...