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Nigeria organises ceremony for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines

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The first batch of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad disclosed this via Twitter on Tuesday.

It was gathered that 3.92 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.

The vaccine was manufactured by the Serum Institute of India from Mumbai to Abuja.

A video shared online by The PUNCH showed officials at the airport taking delivery of the vaccines.

In anticipation of its arrival, however, the presidential task force on COVID-19 had organised a reception ceremony.

A banner with details of the ceremony is circulating online and it was reportedly put up by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency

See the banner below;

Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react.

 
 
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