COVID-19:NDCD confirmed cases of174, as NCDC working with affected states to identify cases.


Director General of NCDC Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu,said this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on Coronavirus  in the country, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Dr chikwe said that working with afflicted states on contacts tracing would be prompt for isolation and treatment as required of Nigerians afflicted by the virus.

He also said ,We are utilising a SORMAS open software for real-time collection and analysis of data on COVID-19

Dr chikewe noted that while the limitation put body distance between Nigerians, they should still remain socially connected to each other.

He again stressed that the laboratories in the country currently accredited for COVID-19 testing in Nigeria would be enlarge

“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control  will work with your state to convey the sample from point of collection to the near by laboratory.

He added that one or two measures will be taken as necessary

He, however, says that the virology laboratory of Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, had been Operate for Coronavirus testing.

There were 82 cases in Lagos; Abuja – 28, Oyo – eight; Osun – 14; Ogun – four; Kaduna-three; Enugu- Two, Edo- Four and Bauchi-Two, Ekiti-Two, while Rivers and Benue had one case each.


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