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“NCDC Can No Longer Curtail Covid-19, As It Reaches Height” – Ihekweazu

Following the hike in Covid-19 cases across Nigeria, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  Director-General Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has declared that  Nigeria Covid-19 cases had reached the height whereby Nigerian hospitals can no longer curtail it.

Following a tweet on his Twitter page on Monday, the Director-General, said, “We are reaching a critical level where our hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases and health workers will be forced to make tough decisions. We need to protect our more vulnerable citizens”.

Stressing this further, Ihekweazu made it known that “We all have to take responsibility. This is not for the NCDC, the PTF or government alone. By organising large gatherings indoors, you’re not only putting yourself and guests at risk but also the staff who have limited choice but to serve. By going to clubs, you’re putting your parents at risk.”

The Director-General also revealed that “In the last four weeks, we‘ve recorded a spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The virus is spreading fast, causing mild symptoms in some and severe illness/death in others. Most important of all, the 100,000 cases and over 1,000 deaths are not just numbers. These are fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children, friends whose deaths will be mourned and the pain of their loss deeply felt. The response starts and ends with the people of this country,”.

He added that everyone should adhere to the Covid-19 protocols that had been laid down by the Federal Government.

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