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NCDC Records Zero Infections — First Time Since Index Case In 2020


NCDC Records Zero Infections — First Time Since Index Case In 2020Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has on Monday announced that no new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Sunday.

The public health agency made the announcement via its Facebook page this morning.

Since the country recorded its index case of coronavirus on February 27, 2020, a total of 167,206 infections have now been confirmed across 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

Read Also: First Nigerian Case Of Corona Virus Confirmed In Lagos

Meanwhile, for the 16th consecutive day, no new death from COVID-19 complications was recorded in the country. The COVID-19 fatality toll is 2,117 at present.

Also, NCDC data indicates that seven patients were discharged on Sunday after recovering from the infectious disease.

With the new figure, the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Nigeria stands at 163,557.

Sunday’s update does not include data from Lagos state, the agency noted.

In other coronavirus-related reports, United States, as part of its effort to support other nations defeat COVID-19, has donated 2.5 million Moderna COVID vaccine doses to Taiwan.

US had promised to donate 750,000 doses to Taiwan but increased that number following President Joe Biden’s administration pledge to send 80 million shots around the world.

Also, New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) has approved the use of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds.

Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday, saying;

After careful consideration of the most up-to-date scientific and medical data available, Medsafe has announced provisional approval for our young people to be given the Pfizer vaccine.

New Zealand now joins the lists of countries that have approved the vaccine for adolescents.

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