The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Nigeria.

The vaccine was recently approved by the World Health Organization (W.H.O) for emergency use, in a press briefing, NAFDAC says it got the dossier of the vaccine a week ago, and the NAFDAC safety committee went to work immediately to evaluate its safety and efficacy for Nigerians.

Meanwhile, Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 869 new COVID-19 cases in 24 states, according to health authorities.

The latest figure, which indicated a significant decrease from 1,368 new cases recorded on Tuesday, raised the total coronavirus infections in Nigeria to 149,369.

Since the pandemic broke out in February last year, the country has carried out over 1.3 million tests.

More to come…