As the global pandemic continues to altered people living standards, today the most populous black nation in the world presented their guidelines on travelling and national protocols following the discovery of Omicron, the new variant of COVID-19.
The new protocol is expected to start effective December the 3rd, 2021.
The presentation and directive was part of the press statement issued by the National Incident Manager of PSC, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, the National Incident Manager of the PSC, following the discovery of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron.
”One of the reasons driving COVID-19 persistence and the emergence of a new variant, Omicron, is the promotion of vaccine nationalism, which helps rich countries procure vaccines for their citizens, through direct agreements with pharmaceutical companies, while low and middle countries lag behind.
”The slower and delayed vaccination rollout in low and middle-income countries has left many of the citizens vulnerable to COVID-19 variance. It leads to new surges of infection and also slower rates of recovery,” the statement said.
”Whereas most of the developed countries have already vaccinated over 60% and above of their populations, most developing countries are below 5%.
You’ve just heard from ED NPHCDA that we’ve just vaccinated 6 million with only one jab.
”Lack of vaccination in our countries will breed fertile ground for the virus to develop mutations, which will, in turn, threaten progress already recorded. It is therefore important that the developed countries support the efforts that are being made globally to ensure that there is equity and access for vaccines”.
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