COVID-19: We are tracking more than 6,000 persons – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said it is placing track on not lesser than 6,000 people suspected to have had contact with the 111 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country.

The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said, “These few weeks will help the teams to have access to the contacts living around Lagos and FCT.

According to him, every time there is a new case, about 50 to 60 contacts are added, which they then have to follow every single day for 14 days.

NCDC Director General stated that, the decision to restrict movement in Lagos and Abuja was a tough but inevitable judgement made by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari.

The president ascertains the curfew will help Nigeria buy some time to get ahead of COVID-19 and ease the stress on health workers tracing suspected contacts of confirmed cases.


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