NCDC DG calls for cooperation as Nigeria records 65 case

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu has said the agency is working to scale up its capacity to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.

His statement comes after the country recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of the novel virus in the country to 65.

According to the DG who spoke on the morning show of the ARISE tv, Nigeria is recording more cases of the novel disease because of a combination of factors.

He said, “We are working very hard to scale up our testing capacity to bring in more people for clinical management.

“We need all hands deck to flatten the curve of Covid-19 in Nigeria. We are grateful for the support received so far from individual Nigerians and some corporate organizations.

“There is no other way, we need to take responsibility as a country to control coronavirus,” Dr Ihekweazu added.

Presently, breakdown of coronavirus cases by states in real-time, Lagos now has 44 cases; FCT- 12; Ogun- three; Ekiti- one; Oyo- one; Edo- one; Bauchi- one; Osun- one; Rivers – one.

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