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FG plans to take measures against people who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccines

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FG plans to take measures against people who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccines

By AISHA ADESHINA

 

Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib at a press briefing on Tuesday August 31, said the Federal Government may enact law against people who refuse to get vaccinated, because they will be endangering the lives of others.

He also stated that the Buhari-led administration is making efforts in making the vaccines more accessible to Nigerians equitably.

“The Presidential Steering Committee and the Federal Ministry of Health is exploring ways of making vaccines more available to all Nigerians including federal civil servants and corporate entities.”

The Nugeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had recorded 626 new cases of COVID-19 with 14 casualties on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

The public health agency, in its official website on Wednesday morning, said that the surge in infections was driven by the third wave of the pandemic. 

ROYAL NEWS reports that the agency had announced 460 new infections on Monday, Aug. 30. 

It gave the total number of deaths from the pandemic as 2,469, with the total haul of active cases rising from 10,858 reported on Monday, to 11,203 on Tuesday.

It added that the fresh infections were reported from nine  states and the FCT, with Lagos State recording 334 followed by Rivers with 134 cases.

Further details revealed that Oyo reported 60, FCT, 41, Osun, 20, Plateau, 14, while Ogun, Ekiti, Kwara and Benue had nine, seven, six and one cases respectively.

The NCDC disclosed that about 2.7 million persons had been tested with a total of 192,431 results turning positive since the first case of the pandemic was reported on Feb 27, 2020.

It added that 178,759 COVID-19 patients had recovered and were discharged as a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre activated at Level 2 continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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