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Since the first Omicron cases were detected on Nov. 27 in the United Kingdom, Johnson has imposed tougher restrictions and on Sunday cautioned that the variant could overcome the immune defences of those inoculated with two shots of vaccines.

Obasa said this on Thursday at the opening of a three-day budget retreat with the theme: ‘Addressing the service delivery priorities of Lagosians in the post-COVID era: issues, opportunities and options’ held in the Lekki area of the state.

In a statement on Sunday, the administration of the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be held across 88 vaccination sites used during the first phase of the vaccination exercise for 20 days; between Monday 30th August and Friday 24tb September, 2021.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who disclosed this on Thursday while reviewing reports of operations at the centres noted that the centres which were established during hit of the first and second waves of the global pandemic have been rejigged and reinvigorated to provide swift oxygen therapy to residents who require it and easy access to COVID testing for citizens who needed to test for COVID infection.

In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, particularly lambasted the PDP governors for allegedly bemoaning the decision by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation not to make contributions to the Federation Account, saying the governors are crying blue murder because the decision hurts their access to free money to feed their profligacy.

The taskforce said the Ministry of Aviation and its relevant agencies have been mandated to take the necessary reciprocal measures as may be permissible under the laws and other international obligations expected to be discharged against Emirates airlines operating from the UAE and other airlines from The Netherlands.