By Bonita Onyeka, For Agenda Watchdog, May 1, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Contrary to widespread reports, the number of health workers in Nigeria infected with #COVID-19 is 113, not 300. This was the statement of the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in reaction to the news making the rounds that government was hiding the exact number of frontline health workers infected with the virus.
Dr. Ehanire made the disclosure during the routine briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, Thursday, April 31, 2020. He condemned the widespread treatment of COVID-19 patients in private hospitals and homes, saying the healthcare practitioners engaging in such practices were endangering their lives as some of them were not versed in the treatment of the disease.