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COVID-19: Nigerians who receive vaccine abroad must be tested on arrival – FG

The Federal Government has maintained that Nigerians who received the COVID-19 vaccine abroad will still be tested upon arriving in the country.

Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora said this during an interview on the Channels Television program on Monday.

Mamora explained that getting vaccinated does not mean that one can not get the infection.

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According to him, those who received the vaccine abroad need to produce evidence of taking the test within the estimated time limit when they come into the country.

“They need to produce evidence of taking a PCR test within the estimated time limit when they come into the country.

“Also, having been vaccinated does not absolutely say that you can’t get the infection. What the vaccine guarantees are that if you get the infection, you are not likely to succumb.

“The fact that you got a vaccine is no license for you to down your guard. These things we have said will still be in place in terms of non-pharmaceutical interventions,” he said.

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