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COVID-19 vaccines may not come soon – Buhari govt tells Nigerians

ABUJA, Nigeria – The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against complacency in containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government stated that vaccines against the virus might not arrive soon.

Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, said this on Thursday in Abuja, at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing.

Mamora assured that the government was working very hard to get vaccines.

He was represented by the Director, Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi.

“We need to be alive to get the vaccines when they come. I have brought this up to underscore the importance of compliance with non-pharmaceutical measures as advised to reduce transmission.

“The Federal Government is determined to ensure morbidity due to COVID-19 is reduced to the barest minimum while improving on the fatality rate,” he said.

The official added that appropriate measures were being taken to achieve the objectives.

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