FG orders isolation wards to close in preparation for reopening
The federal government said Thursday that all isolation and treatment centers that have been closed due to reduced workloads on patients as well as workers have been made ready to reopen.
The government also warned him the country was on the verge of a second wave of the pandemic.
This was stated by Health Minister Dr. Osagi Ehanire in Abuja during a press conference by the President’s COVID-19 Task Force.
He said, “We have seen an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID – 19 over the past few days. Last week, we registered 1,843 versus 1,235 two weeks earlier. Over the past 24 hours, 474 new confirmed cases and two deaths were registered. “
The minister said the death toll has reached 1184 said “Everyone has a role to play in efforts to prevent the explosive spread of this infection in Nigeria. We must prepare for a possible second wave, which we must guarantee, no worse than what we have seen so far, judging by what we see in other countries. “
Ehanira said an increase in infections as a result of increased transmission in the community as well as from travelers arriving in Nigeria, among whom the government reported 87 positive cases, up from 59 in the previous week …
Ehanira he noticed The first batch of candidate vaccines was ready for launch in Europe and the United States. He said a technical working group led by the National Agency for Primary Health Development is working to assess potential vaccines and Nigeria’s vaccination needs.
He said: “We are working with WHO, the GAVI-led COVAX Center and other stakeholders to ensure Nigeria has access to quality vaccines when distributed.
“Until vaccines are available, proper use of face masks, panty liners, hand sanitizers and respiratory hygiene for prevention and control will be our top choice. “…
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Also at the briefing, PTF National Coordinator Dr. Sani Aliu said: A committee was set up to investigate allegations of racketeering linked to the coronavirus.
He said that those who are found guilty will be treated according to the law.
“A committee has been set up to investigate this case, and all those responsible will be held accountable in accordance with the law,” he said.
He cautioned against unnecessary international travel during the Christmas season, saying that with a new wave of the dangerous virus in Europe and elsewhere, anyone traveling there could get stuck.
Source: – Punch ng