Central Bank of Nigeria has announced that the apex bank is ready to support
researchers, science-based institutions and biotechnology firms with N100
billion grant in the quest for a homegrown vaccine to fight Corona Virus
(COVID-19) in Nigeria.
Testing, Treating, Tracing and Isolation Center in Abuja, said the pandemic had
an unparalleled effect on the global economy, impacting both large and small
Coalition against COVID-19, (CACOVID) has raised over N27billion to fund this
is being used to build well-equipped isolation centres across the 36 states of
Treating, Tracing and Isolation Centre being launched today, represents a part
of the support being provided by the CACOVID alliance. So far, CACOVID has
equipped and handed over isolation centres in Rivers, Enugu, Kwara, Ondo and
centres will be handed over in the other states of the country including FCT,
by May 23rd 2020. As part of measures put in place to cushion the effect of the
COVID-19, CACOVID has provided food items to poor and Indigents Nigerians’’.
to a triple shock after the outbreak of the disease.
Ehanire, who also spoke at the case, said he put all his hands on the deck to
tackle the greatest single public health disaster of our century.
virus renders the detection and separation of infected individuals and their
connections a public health priority, and the value of this virus cannot be