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We’ve Survived Past Epidemics, COVID-19 Wouldn’t Be Different For Nigeria – Ehanire

The Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, speaks throughout a briefing in Abuja on the COVID-19 pandemic on Could 1, 2020.


The Minister of Well being, Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria and the remainder of the world have skilled and survived earlier epidemics so he’s optimistic that the world would additionally overcome the COVID-19 quickly.

Though he admitted that the coronavirus has crippled the world’s economies, he stated it might quickly be a factor of the previous in Nigeria.

The Minister said this on Friday throughout a each day press briefing in Abuja by the Presidential Job Pressure on the coronavirus illness.

“We have survived many past epidemics but COVID-19 has been the most difficult and damaging that nations and healthcare systems have faced in recent times,” he stated.

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Talking additional, Ehanire famous that solely two, of the 36 states are but to file any circumstances within the nation.

In response to him, 204 circumstances have been reported within the final 24 hours with Kano having the biggest, with 80 circumstances and Lagos trailing carefully with 45 circumstances.

“Only two states have not yet reported a case at all. 204 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, with Kano being 80, Lagos (45), Gombe (12), Sokoto (9), Bauchi (9), Edo (7).”

Different states embrace Borno (7), Rivers (6), Ogun (6), FCT (four), Akwa Ibom (four), Bayelsa (four), Kaduna (three), Oyo (2), Delta (2), Nasarawa (2), Ondo (1), Kebbi (1).

Lagos, nevertheless, stays the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with 976 complete circumstances.

The Minister additional said that 12 sufferers have been discharged prior to now day comprising of seven in Lagos, two in Ogun and one every in Akwa Ibom,  Edo and Sokoto states.

He additionally appealed to Nigerians to donate their buildings as isolation centres to assist the Federal Authorities in its efforts to win the COVID-19 struggle.

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