The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has deployed its Rapid Response Teams to support the Lagos State Government, as Nigeria records its case of the Coronavirus (COVID19).
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, told Leakblast in Abuja.
The NCDC, he said, has also ”escalated the multi-sectoral coronavirus preparedness group to an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), at Level II to lead response activities”.
Leakblast reports that Nigeria has just announced its first case of coronavirus.
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Ihekweazu said that health facilities must remain on high alert.
Ihekweazu assured Nigerians of their safety against COVID19.
”Nigerians should protect themselves by staying calm, drink lots of water.
He said Nigerians should frequently wash their hands, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, practice respiratory hygiene and if anyone has fever, cough and difficulty breathing, they should seek medical care early.
The DG assured Nigerians, that with the appropriate information, treatment and precautions, Nigeria will beat COVID19 like Ebola.
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