WHO Confirms 25 New COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria

25 fresh COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Benue State by the World Health Organization (WHO), highlighting the continued presence of the virus in Nigeria.The announcement was made during a Civil Society Organizations and Media Engagement/Orientation meeting on the COVID-19 ramp-up in Makurdi, the state capital.

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WHO emphasizes the need for vaccination to protect against the virus. New subvariants of the Omicron variant are being monitored by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC).

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Also, NCDC data shows 266,675 confirmed cases and 3,155 deaths as of December 13th.Vaccination coverage in Benue remains low, with the WHO integrating COVID-19 vaccination into routine immunisation exercises.The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) reports 70% of eligible Nigerians are fully vaccinated, with 17.5 million receiving booster doses.

The WHO urges Nigerians to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the virus, especially with the emergence of new subvariants. Vaccination is available at all health facilities offering routine immunisation and is free.

Chidalu Glory

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