COVID-19: Prominent virologist raises alarm over Nigeria slipping into third wave

COVID-19: Prominent virologist raises alarm over Nigeria slipping into third wave

- Oyewale Tomori has expressed serious concern about the attitude of Nigerians to the coronavirus pandemic

- The virology professor said if the country slips into a third wave, it would be really dangerous

- Tomori advised each Nigerian to take responsibility to avoid spreading the virus

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Prominent virology professor, Oyewale Tomori, has raised an alarm over the country slipping into a third wave of COVID-19, saying it will be dangerous for Nigerians.

Tomori made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, on Monday, March 1.

The professor also expressed worry about the attitude of Nigerians to the coronavirus pandemic as the country continues to battle with the second wave.

COVID-19: Tomori Warns Against A Third Wave, Urges Nigerians To Take Responsibility
Professor Oyewale Tomori has expressed worry over Nigeria slipping into a third wave of COVID-19. Photo credit: @NCDCgov
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According to Tomori, if a third wave comes, it is going to be worse than the second one. He went on to advise Nigerians to be responsible and protect themselves.

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Earlier, Tomori said government officials should be among the first set of people to take the COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive in Nigeria.

The professor explained such a move would convince Nigerians about the safety of the vaccines.

Tomori also advised that the vaccination of the government officials should be done openly so that Nigerians can be easily convinced to take the vaccines.

FG shares update on COVID-19 vaccine

In a related development, as Nigerians eagerly await the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government has released an update regarding the delivery date.

The government revealed that about four million doses of vaccines from the COVAX facility for COVID-19 treatment will be delivered in Nigeria.

This was revealed by the chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Saturday night, February 27.

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