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President Buhari welcomes first effective COVID-19 vaccine

President Buhari welcomes first effective COVID-19 vaccine
EJ
Emeh Joy

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the arrival of first effective coronavirus vaccine, after a successful human trial phase, the Personal Assistant on New Media to the Presidency, Bashir Ahmad said.

Bashir Ahmad made the announcement via a Twitter post where he tagged the Spokesperson to the President, Garba Shehu.

Garba Shehu had earlier made a release titled, "President Buhari Welcomes COVID Vaccine, Calls for Equitable Distribution".

The release read thus:

"President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the arrival of the first effective coronavirus vaccine after a successful human trial phase.

"Reacting to the news that the vaccine has recorded 90 per cent effectiveness against the disease, the President described the development as a major milestone in medical advance but warned that the world must unite in facilitating the equitable access and distribution of these vaccines to protect people in all countries.

"President Buhari reiterated his earlier call that 'only a people's vaccine with equality and solidarity at its core can protect all of humanity and get our societies safely running again. A bold international agreement cannot wait".

Clacified has earlier reported the successful rollout of the first effective COVID-19 vaccine by the pharmaceutical and biotech companies, Pfizer and BioNTech.

According to preliminary studies, the vaccine offers 90% protection against coronavirus and will soon be supplied to countries.

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