Nigeria’s COVID-19 pandemic hits important milestones

The Nigeria Center for Sickness Administration (NCDC) has launched that over the weekend, the nation hit two essential milestones in its COVID-19 pandemic with the affirmation of higher than 100,000 situations and the completion of over 1,000,000 COVID-19 assessments.

In a press launch, the center said Nigeria has recorded a continuing improve throughout the number of confirmed situations of the coronavirus sickness throughout the nation. 

“On the 10th of January 2021, Nigeria reached the “100,000 situations milestone”, with 100,087 confirmed situations and 1,358 deaths,” the center acknowledged.

In its public properly being advisory, NCDC alerted most people that the non-adherence to public properly being and social measures is exacerbating most people properly being response efforts to limit the continued unfold of COVID-19.

“The frequent number of day-to-day confirmed situations recorded throughout the first week of January 2021, was bigger than the cumulative situations recorded the ultimate week of December 2020,” NCDC acknowledged. “Following the festive season, and in view of the rise throughout the number of confirmed situations in Nigeria, the NCDC and companions, with administration from the Federal Ministry of Nicely being and Presidential Job Energy (PTF) on COVID-19 is placing in measures to strengthen most people properly being response to the pandemic.”

Whereas encouraging residents to stay to the actually helpful public properly being and social measures recommended by public properly being authorities, the center added that it has significantly scaled-up the nationwide testing functionality by rising the number of laboratories for COVID-19 testing all through states.

“Testing stays most likely the best devices we now have in our battle in opposition to COVID-19, as a result of it permits speedy scientific administration and helps in stopping further transmission. The cumulative number of samples examined throughout the nation has elevated significantly, and some states have sustained their bigger ranges of testing. Although the nation has however to meet its complete testing functionality, this stays a big priority for the response,” the center acknowledged.

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