- FG says the growing cases of coronavirus in the country are as a result of community transmission
- Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force, called on medical experts to be on the lookout
- Aliyu also urged people showing Covid-19-related symptoms in the country to report for testing
Amid a growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, the federal government has revealed that most of those cases are as a result of the community transmission instead of imported cases.
Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force on Covid-19, raised the alarm on Wednesday, April 8, during the committee's briefing in Abuja.
Aliyu urged people who exhibited symptoms of coronavirus to come out for testing and treatment while also urging medical expert to be on the lookout.
“More of our cases are now community-linked. We’re having fewer cases that are linked to travel abroad or contact with people who have been abroad. Our health care services need to look out for this alert," he noted.
“At the same time, I would like to encourage the public, those that have a suspicion that they have symptoms related to coronavirus not to be afraid but to seek testing and treatment.
“In the vast majority of cases, more than at least 80 per cent of cases of coronavirus infections, most people will have mild or moderate symptoms and will be well.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government said it can't afford to conduct mass Covid-19 tests for Nigerians due to the population of the country.
Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said coronavirus can only be conducted on people with travel histories and established contact with positive cases.
The minister also said the federal government will only rely on the advice of medical experts and WHO to battle the coronavirus.
In another related news, Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, said he has not received a briefing on how Governor Makinde was cured of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Speaking at the presidential task force briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, April 8, the minister said Governor Makinde's claim that he was cured of coronavirus through the local herbal alternative was not brought to his knowledge.
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