Nigeria Currently Tracing 12,000 COVID-19 Contacts

The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday announced that the agency is currently tracing about 12,000 persons who have had contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu who made this known while responding to questions from journalists at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 added that this figure is however fluid as the contacts increase daily.

“The number of contacts is very fluid because with every new case, there is a new contact. But we are following up about cumulatively 12,000 contacts across the country from the beginning of the outbreak,” the NCDC boss said.

Ihekweazu speaking further on lack of adequate bed spaces for COVID-19 patients across the country stressed that this still remains a challenge.

According to him, the 3,500 bed spaces available across the country is no enough and no states in Nigeria has fulfilled the bed space capacity needed to respond to the outbreak.

He called on private individuals who have facilitates that can be used as isolation centres to help in their various states.



– Channelstv

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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