The Federal ministry of health has warned that COVID-19 will spread more to rural areas across the country.
According to The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, Nigerians should be ready for the pandemic.
He said: “Our objective is to reduce the case fatality to 1 per cent,” Ehanire said.
“COVID-19 will also spread more to rural areas, and we should be ready for that.
“It is too early to read meanings to the COVID-19 data in Nigeria.
“The testing for COVID-19 increased by 40, 000 between June and July.
“Our health workers should not be apprehensive over PPE as the country has a reasonable stock.”
The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria as at today is 43,841, according to NCDC.