Fears Mount in Nigeria Over Third Wave of Covid-19

The government has warned that the country will soon be grappling with a third wave of the coronavirus due to the attitudes of many Nigerians who are now acting as if the pandemic is over. The Academy of Medicine Specialties, together with its Rapid-Response initiative group, has advised that the government shut the country's international airports for at least two weeks to avoid the third wave. Meanwhile, the government has said that Nigeria will not accept vaccines from private and unverified sources due to warnings by international police organizations of the high rate of fake Covid-19 vaccines said to be in circulation, and reports of risks of adverse effects reported after vaccination. Due to limited doses of vaccine available, the government recently directed states to halt vaccination once they use half of the doses allocated to them. The government said that it plans to vaccinate 109 million people against the virus over a period of two years. The country has over one million people vaccinated. Nigeria has recorded at least 164,756 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 154,963 recoveries, and over 2,062 fatalities. 

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