January 6th – According to the news agency of Nigerian Guardian and Turkey’s Anatolu on the 5th, Nigerian Foreign Minister Onyama told the media on the 5th that Nigeria is holding talks with China on the procurement of a coronavirus vaccine.
It is reported that Nigeria’s foreign minister and visiting Chinese state councilor and foreign minister Wang Yi held talks on the purchase of China’s coronavirus vaccine on the 5th.
Onyama said that when the epidemic broke out in 2020, China provided Nigeria with a large amount of protective equipment, which greatly helped Nigeria fight the epidemic. Now that China has developed a vaccine, Nigeria is in contact with China about obtaining a vaccine.
In December 2020, Professor Uja, president of the Nigerian Medical Association, also said in an interview with the media that China is more prepared than Nigeria in responding to the COVID-19 epidemic, and Nepal should follow China as an example.
Nigeria is very willing to accept vaccines from China.
Nigeria’s health minister had previously predicted that the country would be vaccinated against the first coronavirus in January 2021.
So far, Nigeria has confirmed 91,315 cases of COVID-19 and 1,318 deaths.