UK, Germany new Covid-19 vaccine to be tested on humans
UK, Germany new Covid-19 vaccine to be tested on humans

The Federal Government has postponed the second phase of the national
vaccination programme.

The second phase was expected to kickstart on Tuesday after the US
donated over four million doses of the Moderna vaccine.

But in a statement on Sunday, a spokesperson in the Office of the
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, said the
start of the exercise had been moved due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

“A new date will be communicated, please,” the statement added.
Only about one percent of the population has been fully vaccinated, so
far.

On Sunday, Nigeria recorded 471 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus as
resident doctors across the country continue to strike over unpaid
benefits.

The new cases were reported on Sunday from 13 states, according to the
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Nigeria has recently seen an uptick in new cases of COVID-19 as fears
of a third wave continues to loom.

To prepare for the surge in new cases, the government has advised
Nigerians to adhere to health protocols such as wearing of masks and
social distancing, especially in indoor settings.

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