2,000 Nigerians Killed By COVID-19, Economy Battered – Minister

Nigeria’s minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has said 2000 Nigerian citizens have lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic.

Officially, 2,671 fatalities have been recorded in the country since the index case of the infection was detected in February, 2020.

The minister also added that the pandemic has also affected the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Mr Ehanire made the disclosure on Saturday at the South-south zonal town hall meeting on COVID-19 vaccination in Benin, Edo State capital.

The minister noted that over 90 per cent of deaths recorded from COVID-19 in Nigeria are from unvaccinated persons.

According to him, the government needs to vaccinate 70 per cent of the population to effectively curb the spread of the virus.

“The way out of this is to get vaccinated because those who have taken the vaccine have full protection while the unvaccinated are exposed to danger,” he said.

-Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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