the use of a ‘fake vaccine’ produced in Kano for the treatment of the Novel
‘COVID19 Vaccine’. It is yellow in color, it’s not certified by anybody, please
don’t patronize the hawkers,” Nigeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed said
during the presidential taskforce on COVID19 briefing.
Mohammed gave the warning Tuesday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the
Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19. He said; “In the absence of vaccine or
drugs, Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention NPI remains the most effective way to
contain the spread of the disease and protect Nigerians. By the way, you must
have heard of the vaccine being hawked in Kano which is called ‘Covid-19
Vaccine’. It is yellow in colour. It is not certified by anybody. Please, do
not patronize the hawkers.
Broadcasting Commission NBC has taken steps to prevent misinformation via the
broadcast stations by warning them to adhere strictly to the professional
ethics of balance and fairness in reporting COVID-19.
warned the stations against bringing on their programmes ‘panellists’ with
agenda to make reckless statements and insinuations”.
team (RRTs) supporting the COVID-19 response in each affected state and 23 RRTs
have been deployed.
Abubakar also disclosed of efforts by his ministry to decontaminate several
airports in the country, saying a lot of public places in Abuja have been
decontaminated in conjunction with the Federal Fire Service.