COVID-19: Nigeria May Soon Be Free As Positive Cases Drop

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COVID-19: Nigeria May Soon Be Free As Positive Cases Drop
COVID-19: May Soon Be Free As Positive Cases Drop

COVID-19 may soon be a bygone as positive cases depreciate in Nigeria. The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, said that the positive cases dropped by 2,000 in July.

Ehanire further said the number of tests carried out across the country increased by 40,000 in just one month. The of has raised the hope of the citizens of the country over the cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Nation reports that the said on Monday, August 3, that the positive cases of COVID-19 dropped by 2,000 in July. A total of 287,532 COVID-19 tests have been carried out so far in Nigeria. The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, the capital city in a speech on health.

It was also said by UGC that the federal government plans to reduce the deaths from the pandemic to less than 1%. The federal government also planned to expand sample collection to rural areas by setting set up at least one COVID-19 sample collection site in every local government area with designated holding rooms at general hospitals for patients with significant clinical symptoms. The Minister of health noted that this would ensure patients are not turned back at hospitals.

Moreover, Ehanire asked health workers not to fret on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), saying:

“as we are reasonably well-stocked with materials and commodities, which have been supplied to all sections of the country.”

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