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Coronavirus: WHO commends FG’s effort on response

Dr Clement Peter, the Officer-in-Charge of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, has commended Federal Government’s efforts “to the timely response

29.2.2020

“Now that we have a reported case in Nigeria, what is important is control and we will also facilitate other partners to support Nigeria.” Coronavirus Covid19

Dr Clement Peter, the Officer-in-Charge of World Health Organisation ( WHO ) in Nigeria, has commended Federal Government’s efforts “to the timely response

The WHO officer said “it is commendable that Nigeria speedily detected the case and is addressing the matter in Lagos.Nigeria well-equipped to handle cases of Coronavirus, says Lai MohammedThe official, however, called on journalists to report the virus accurately and to inform the public on the right things to do to prevent infection.

He, however, expressed concern that “coronavirus spreads easily because patients do not show symptoms immediately and might not know they have the virus for days.“We have been in touch with the aircraft authorities to find out who his seatmates were and how many people could possibly been infected.

He said the government would intensify screening at points of entry to prevent further importation of the virus.He explained that as part of efforts to tighten response, the Federal Government had increased reagents for testing so that it would not run short of the testing kit.

He recalled that Nigeria had already obtained the treatment protocol from China, which was used to treat over 5,000 patients in that country.It is reported that over 83,000 people in at least 53 countries have been infected and more than 2,800 have died.



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