On Saturday, March 27, 2021, the Nigerian government raised alarm over the circulation of fake COVID-19 vaccines from China. In a letter dated March 26, 2021, the Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, made the disclosure to the Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions.
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. The report further indicates that the fake COVID-19 vaccines are already in circulation in Africa. To prevent the importation of fake vaccines, kindly note that the Nigeria Customs Service has designated Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport as the only Point of Entry (PoE) for imported COVID-19 vaccines. I am therefore to bring this to your notice and dispel any possibility of COVID-19 vaccines being available for sale or being administered by any unauthorized institution. Please accept the assurances of my best regards
Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi
This information is disturbing, owing to the fact that China has been constantly accused of being responsible for the global spread of the corona virus by world leaders such as former US President, Donald Trump.
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