By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Federal Government has disclosed some of the efforts it has made towards protecting the country from a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Monday in Abuja, during a press briefing of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19, in Abuja, the seat of power.
According to Ehanire, Nigeria will continue to sustain its testing rate to identify, isolate, and treat positive cases, as some countries in Europe experience a fresh wave of infections.
Ehanire, who was not physically present at the briefing, explained that this would be achieved by critically reviewing all the areas that would lead to the better management of infections, while focusing on the evolving nature of the virus and the disease, adding that the government has ensured continuous interface with the case managers at various isolation and treatment centres.
As of Monday morning, Nigeria has tested 1,727,467 samples and confirmed 161,737 cases out of which 2,030 people have lost the battle to the disease.