PSC working to tackle new wave of COVID-19

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The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 is working ahead of a possible third wave of coronavirus in Nigeria.

The Chairman of the committee, Boss Mustapha at a press briefing in Abuja said in “the next couple of weeks, the PSC will focus on three major things, namely, increase testing especially in the States; increase Oxygen reserve capacity in case there is a third wave and increase vaccine acquisition drive.”

Mustapha  also disclosed that Nigeria is working with authorities of the United Arab Emirates on the resumption of flights between the two countries.

“The PSC will urge the United Arab Emirates to remove the country specific and discriminatory practices against Nigeria. Discussions are however on-going and we can assure Nigerians that the outcome will be in the interest of the country,” Mustapha said

The PSC chairman disclosed that about two million persons have received  the AstraZeneca vaccine across the country even as the committee is intensifying awareness to achieve a reduction of vaccine hesitancy and encourage all eligible persons to take their second vaccine dose.

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Mustapha and other members of the PSC also received their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine during the press briefing.