The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that Nigeria is not experiencing a spike in COVID-19 infections.
The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja while giving an update on the disease in the country.
For over two months we fought between a hundred to two hundred cases a day… but we really haven’t seen a spike in our national data.
Ihekweazu stated that he would still say, we need to be cautious and continue with the preventive measures but we have not seen a spike in the country.
HE said that the announcement of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines against the COVID-19 gave Nigeria a significant “ray of hope”.
He, however, pointed out that many processes needed to be carried out on the two vaccines before they could be used.
The NCDC boss said that the centre was also working to make sure that Nigerians fully understood the value of the vaccines.
Meanwhile, Ihekweazu said that there was no case of COVID-19 outbreak in the various orientation camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
He explained that two cases were detected before the infected corps members got into the NYSC camp.