The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says in spite of the announcements of vaccines’ discoveries to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic, the mass production of the vaccines is still far.
The centre said that for the reason, Nigerians must continue to observe non-pharmaceutical measures against COVID-19.
The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja that Christmas carols and other gatherings which could spread the virus should be avoided this Christmas season.
Ihekweazu said, as the year rounds off, everyone can take necessary actions now to make 2021 a hopeful and successful year and bring about a move back to the normal way of life.
He said that although there had been some encouraging news about COVID-19 vaccines, mass production of the vaccines might still take time.