- Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have offered the church's 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19
- This was announced by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha
- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recently said no state in the country has enough bed spaces for COVID-19 patients
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The Catholic Church in Nigeria through the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has offered its 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, during the daily Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 media briefing on Monday, May 11.
“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres.
“Governors are encouraged to please approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access these facilities,” he said.
He said the offer becomes necessary in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, and the need to increase isolation capacity.
Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recently said no state in the country has enough bed spaces for COVID-19 patients
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the presidential task force on COVID-19 to pick up COVID-Organics, Madagascar’s self-proclaimed, plant-based “remedy” for coronavirus.
Madagascar had donated some of the products to Nigeria through Guinea-Bissau and arrangements were being made to pick them up.
The president directed that the products be subjected to the validation process after they have been picked up.
In a related development, the federal government has announced that all schools across levels remain closed.
The government made this known through a circular dated Friday, May 8, channelled to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector.
The federal ministry of education, through the memo, warned the authorities across education levels to dismiss the trending fake news that there has been an order for the reopening of the schools.
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