812 health workers infected till date, says Fed Govt

THE Federal Government on Tuesday said no fewer than 812 health workers have been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the line of duty.

6/4/2020 1:29:00 AM

The Federal Government (NigeriaGov) on Tuesday said no fewer than 812 health workers have been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the line of duty.

THE Federal Government on Tuesday said no fewer than 812 health workers have been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the line of duty.

By Moses Emorinken, AbujaThe Federal Government on Tuesday said no fewer than 812 health workers have been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the line of duty.It reiterated that the protection of health workers, especially those in the frontline of the pandemic are its priority, and will ensure the constant provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs), to shield them from exposure.

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja.He said: “As we go further in the easing of the restrictions, I just want to remind all of us that the easing of the restrictions doesn’t mean the easing of the response. In fact, the public response is being strengthen.

“Crossing the 10,000 mark was quite a significant event, and every night when we work so hard to bring out those numbers, sometimes numbers begin to feel like what they are, that we forget that they are people behind each number.Read Also:COVID-19 deniers and other matters

“We have had 812 healthcare workers infected. They are not just numbers. Twenty-nine (29) of these work for the NCDC. They are people I know who have families, wives and children. About eight (8) of them right now are in the Idu treatment center. They are not just numbers but they are people and they matter and we must remember.

“We have distributed over 40,000 pieces of complete PPEs and will continue to do this. By this weekend new consignment will be going out to every state, every Federal Medical Centres in the country.“We now have the third highest number of confirmed cases on the continent just after South Africa and Egypt. It means that there is an added responsibility for us to work harder everyday.”

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812 Healthcare workers infected with coronavirus diseaseDirector-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu who disclosed this at the daily Press conference by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 yesterday in Abuja, revealed that 75 percent of the patients contracted the coronavirus disease through unknown sources while 23 percent of patients are contacts of people who returned to the country from abroad and only 2 percent of the infected persons were people that returned from abroad.

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