News Now: FG Receives 100,000 Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

NAFDAC approves use of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria

The Federal Government on Tuesday said an additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine has been received from India.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the announcement during a press briefing in Abuja.

The vaccines, donated by the government of India to Nigeria, will help boost the number of Nigerians to be vaccinated by about 50,000.

Mustapha also announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the transitioning of the PTF to the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on Covid-19, effective from April 1, 2021.

The PSC, which will now operate with a modified mandate to reflect the non-emergent status of the Covid-19, will function up till December 31.

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