Coronavirus: NCDC makes stunning revelation, says agency struggles with bed spaces in Lagos

Coronavirus: NCDC makes stunning revelation, says agency struggles with bed spaces in Lagos

- NCDC has said that it is struggling with bed spaces for the patients of COVID-19 in Lagos state

- Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director-general of NCDC, disclosed this on Thursday, April 30

- Ihekweazu, however, noted that efforts are being made to change strategy in order not to allow the inadequate bed spaces to affect the fight against coronavirus

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, April 30, said it is currently “struggling” for bed spaces for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Lagos state.

The state has the highest number of persons infected by a coronavirus in Nigeria.

TheCable reports that there are 947 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos alone and 187 of the patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease.

Legit.ng gathered that while speaking at the briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Thursday, April 30, the director-general of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said efforts are being made to change strategy in order not to allow the inadequate bed spaces affect the fight against coronavirus.

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“Lagos is the only place where we are struggling with bed spaces for now. We will always tell Nigerians the truth. We are struggling with bed spaces in Lagos for now,” he said.

As of Wednesday, Nigeria had recorded 1,728 cases of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government ordered civil servants from grade level 14 to resume work at their respective duty posts on Monday, May 4.

It was reported that this was contained in a memo signed on Thursday, April 30, by the Head of Service (HoS) of the federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan.

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In the memo directed to all heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the HoS said the workers would be allowed to work three times in a week and that the closing time would be 2 pm.

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She stressed the observance of social distancing, use of face masks, hand sanitisers, and good general hygiene at all government offices while noting that all federal secretariats have been decontaminated and efforts were ongoing to do the same in other public offices.

In another report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state narrated the ordeal he endured in isolation while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 and how he contracted the virus.

El-Rufai disclosed on Tuesday, April 28, that he suffered serious headaches and fever within the first week of his isolation.

Speaking in a Hausa live media chat with selected radio stations in Kaduna, the governor said though he was not certain as to when or where exactly he contracted the virus, he suspected that he picked it up from Abuja where he attended several meetings.

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