The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) has advised Nigerians to continue observing the Covid-19 protocols, despite the vaccine.
This was revealed by the head of emergency operations centre , Dr Everistus Aniaku.
“Some countries are witnessing the third and fourth wave of the virus, but we have been able to manage the response in Nigeria“. “We’ve done well and now that we are at a de-escalation phase, the entire response has moved from the higher authority to the lower one”.
Aniaku made it known that, “The testing rate has reduced and the positivity rate has dropped as well, but people are also aware that when they have COVID-19 like symptoms, they should go for testing”.
“Vaccination doesn’t mean we should lose guard; it can never be. The Federal Government has put up a law that every person has to use a facemask. If people are walking around without wearing their masks, it is unethical and very wrong, ” Aniaku added.
He however said, “We are building the capacity of the national and subnational frontline responders. We are training them on epidemic intelligence gathering, responding to any type of outbreaks, using the global acceptable model responses outbreaks and managing any emerging disease outbreak”.