Connect with us

Entertainment

Nigeria Set To Exit The Second Wave Of COVID-19 – Minister Of Health

Published

on

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said on Monday, February 22, during the latest debriefing by the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force, that the country will soon exit the second Wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister who noted that base on the recent trends of things with the significant fall in positive cases the country is set to exit the second wave victoriously.  COVID-19 PTF Minister of Health Speaks On
“This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in COVID-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding.
“On 21st of February 2021, 521 new infections and 8 deaths occurred in 20 states. The sustained testing in states has decreased positively rate.
“We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and certainly not declaring victory, but rather watching developments as they unfold nationally and internationally, ready to make use of comparative advantages that may emerge.”

Osagie Ehanire

On the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Osagie said the Nigerian government is closely monitoring the situation and also collaborating with the West African Health Organization (WAHO).

Health Minister, Ehanire
Minister of Health speaks on COVID-19

He added;

“Nigeria is closely observing developments on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea and working with West African Health Organization (WAHO) to contain it in the outbreak country of Guinea and prevent the spread to other countries in the region.
“We are pleased to note that the ECOWAS countries adjacent to the epicenter are taking strict measures with regard checking movement of persons.”

The Minister stated that though Nigeria has been classified as a moderate Ebola risk country because of its distance from Guinea, Port Health Service officers have been on high alert to step up border surveillance of travellers arriving by air or overland from destinations around the outbreak country  to avert disease importation.

Minister Ehanire

Photo Credit: Getty

Nation13 mins ago

UNESCO lauds Buhari over women inclusion in administration

Latest Update20 mins ago

Facebook Blogger, Kamuche Doris Laid To Rest (PHOTOS)

Latest Update30 mins ago

16-Year-Old Mother Of Four Caught Cheating, Pregnant For Another Man [Video]

Nation33 mins ago

COVID-19: PTF members receive vaccinations in rollout programme

Entertainment55 mins ago

I’m Gunning Bring You Down Durling – Bobrisky’s Disciple Tells James Brown

Entertainment2 hours ago

International Women’s Day: Find What You Want To Be And Be It – Dorathy Bachor

Entertainment2 hours ago

Hijab Wahala: Kwara Govt Shuts 10 Christian Schools For Not Allowing The Islamic Ensemble

Entertainment2 hours ago

Prince Harry, Na Man You Be – Julie Ibrahim Serenades Royale

Entertainment2 hours ago

“Ifu Ifu, Lori Iro” – Nigerians Blasts Ifu Ennada After Saying That Lots Of Men Are Proposing To Marry Her

Entertainment3 hours ago

We Have Demanded N10m For Every Adjournment – Kenechukwu Okeke

Entertainment3 hours ago

I Don’t Know If Polygamy Is A Sin In The Bible – Reno Omokri

Entertainment3 hours ago

Obasanjo Is Nigeria’s Best President Since 1999 – Kingsley Moghalu

Latest Update3 hours ago

“Don’t Be Too Religious To Know Money Gives You Peace Of Mind”-Reno Omokri

Latest Update3 hours ago

My Head Never Correct – Ifu Ennada Tells Men Flooding Her DM With Marriage Proposal

Latest Update3 hours ago

You Will Still Buy The Gift – Mabel Makun Tells AY Comedian As He Tries To Runaway From Buying Her A Gift

Trending