812 Health Workers Infected With COVID-19 – NCDC Boss

A file picture of the NCDC Director-Basic, Chikwe Ihekweazu.



The variety of well being employees who’ve examined constructive for coronavirus (COVID-19) has elevated to 812.

The Director-Basic of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this on Tuesday on the briefing of the Presidential Process Power on COVID-19 which held in Abuja.

He defined that 29 officers of the NCDC have been among the many well being employees who obtained uncovered to COVID-19 within the line of responsibility.

Dr Ihekweazu stated, “We’ve had 812 healthcare employees contaminated; they aren’t simply numbers.

“Twenty-nine of those (individuals) work with the NCDC. They’re individuals I do know; they’ve households, wives, youngsters.”

He additionally spoke in regards to the progress made to this point by related authorities within the combat towards COVID-19 within the nation.

The NCDC boss famous that the full variety of instances confirmed to this point have exceeded the 10,000 mark, including that Nigeria has the third-highest determine in Africa.

In response to him, 60 per cent of the instances are in 20 native authorities areas unfold throughout the nation.

He stated, “The general public well being response is being strengthened because the measures proscribing sure actions are being eased.

“Crossing that 10,000 was a major occasion and each evening after we work very laborious to carry out these numbers, typically numbers start to really feel like what they’re however you neglect that there are individuals behind these numbers.”

Dr Ihekweazu urged Nigerians to be cautious of their every day actions, stressing that the nation has completed nicely however nonetheless must put in additional effort to win the conflict towards COVID-19.

On the rising variety of instances, he stated, “It is vitally essential for us to keep in mind that these are individuals and because the NCDC, we have interaction with these individuals nearly day by day.

“Whenever you have interaction with these individuals, it means much more to you than simply the numbers. As we report on this day by day, let’s keep in mind that these are individuals; each single quantity there represents a person.”

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