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FG RAISES ALARM OVER FAKE COVID19 VACCINES FROM CHINA

Federal Government of Nigeria, through Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health, has raised alarm over three thousand doses of fake COVID19 vaccines sent from China to Africa.

Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi. Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health,

Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi made this known in a letter dated March 26, 2021, to the Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions.

The letter in part reads:

“The Ministry is in receipt of a letter from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 regarding the arrest of about 3,000 doses of fake COVID-19 vaccines which were Africa-bound from China”.

According to the report, the fake COVID-19 vaccines are already in circulation in Africa.

The Nigerian Customs Service has, however, designated Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport as the only Point of Entry for importation of COVID-19 vaccines as this would enable proper scrutiny and supervision of the vaccines in order to prevent the importation of fake vaccines, into Nigeria.

Story: Ene Ken-Yawe

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