Health Minister To Nigerians: Get Ready For COVID-19 Pandemic Now

Health Minister To Nigerians: Get Ready For COVID-19 Pandemic Now

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.

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