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Price Of Not Taking Social Distancing Seriously Is Very High – Health Minister


Nigeria’s Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has warned that the speed of COVID-19 infections within the nation may worsen if residents don’t strictly adjust to measures reminiscent of social distancing and staying at house.

“We have to ensure people take social distancing seriously. The price of not taking it seriously is very high,” Dr Ehanire stated throughout an look on Channels TV’s Information At 10 on Saturday.

The minister, who is worried concerning the failure of many individuals to conform strictly with the lockdown order and different measures to curb the unfold of the pandemic, believes such folks “trivialise COVID-19 because they have not seen its effects”.

To deal with this false impression the minister stated concerted efforts must be made by all stakeholders together with the Nationwide Orientation Company, the NCDC, together with conventional and group leaders.

Arrival of Chinese language Medical Consultants

Days after a crew of Chinese language medical consultants arrived within the nation, questions have continued to be requested about their arrival, reception and the precise nature of their mission to the nation.

One of many questions is why the Federal Authorities allowed them to self-isolate on their phrases in a facility owned by development agency CCECC, which invited and introduced them into the nation.

Based on Ehanire, the federal government took that call as a result of it was glad that the CCECC had an appropriate facility for self-isolation function and extracted an settlement for NCDC officers to have the ability to test in any time.

“We allowed the Chinese language to decide on their self-isolation area as a result of the corporate in cost had satisfactory assets, the minister stated.

Dr Ehanire additionally defined that though the Federal Authorities didn’t invite or convey the consultants into the nation, they have been welcome because the nation may use their assist.

“We didn’t convey the Chinese language docs. A Chinese language firm, in its personal knowledge, did. However we’re pleased that they’re right here. We wish to study from their experiences,” he stated.

Ehanire assured Nigerians that the nation had medical stockpiles that will be essential within the battle to cease the pandemic, with the extra tools introduced in by the Chinese language crew anticipated to additional assist.

“There is almost no healthcare system in the world that is ready for COVID-19. But the lesson is that one should be prepared. We are happy that we have medical stockpiles,” he stated.

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