Two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca are set to be supplied every week by the middle of January in the UK.
This is according to an unnamed member of the Oxford-AstraZeneca team.
This comes less than a week after UK officials approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday in hopes that a rapid, widespread rollout will contain the virus that continues to sweep across the country.
The team member submitted that,
- “The plan is to build it up fairly rapidly – by the third week of January we should get to two million a week.”
What you should know
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered 100 million doses for the country as part of an agreement with the company.
- The company said it aims to supply millions of doses in the first quarter, adding that first vaccinations are slated to begin this year.
- Britain, which has recorded more than 50,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 for the last four days, is dealing with a rapid spread of a much more infectious variant of the coronavirus.
- As of Friday, the UK has recorded 53,285 new COVID-19 cases and 613 deaths.
According to Nairametrics Covid-19 tracker:
- The total number of cases in Nigeria as of 2nd January 2021 is 89.2 thousand.
- The total number of deaths is 1.3 thousand.
- 576 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded on the 2nd of January 2021.