Coronavirus: 11 suspected cases tested in Nigeria negative — NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says result of the 11 suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) tested in Nigeria is negative. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director General of NCDC, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. Ihekweazu reassured Nigerians of their safety against COVID-19, following rumour of a …
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director General of NCDC, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.“We are in close communication with the Lagos State Ministry of Health and other states, and will inform the public once there’s a confirmed case in Nigeria,” the director general said.
The NCDC boss said that when a high-risk traveller with symptoms arrive the country, he/ she would be taken from the airport to an isolation centre and samples would be collected immediately for testing.“Furthermore, his contact details are obtained and an official is attached to him/her to monitor him daily for 14 days to see if he develops symptoms.
Ihekweazu described a high-risk traveller as someone who has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or was travelling from China, particularly Wuhan.He said that the Government of Nigeria through NCDC is working very hard to be better prepared in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.
“This is to build their capacity to manage severe respiratory disease cases,” he said.He added that with the support of World Health Organisation (WHO), NCDC would carry out a two-day simulation exercise to assess its capacity to respond in the event of an outbreak.
He added that health security is a responsibility cut out for all Nigerians, including individuals, healthcare workers, government and the private sector.
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