COVID-19: NCDC warns of a more devastating second wave in Nigeria

COVID-19: NCDC warns of a more devastating second wave in Nigeria

- Some states in Nigeria might witness a second wave of the coronavirus according to emerging reports

- A top official of the NCDC, Fahad Mohammed said the second wave could be triggered by a failure to adhere to safety

- Mohammed also disclosed that some people are declining COVID-19 tests

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Reports have emerged that some states in Nigeria might witness a more devastating second wave of the coronavirus disease.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines could spike the second wave in Adamawa and other states in the country.

COVID-19: NCDC warns of a more devastating second wave in Nigeria

The NCDC has raised concerns about the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines Photo credits: NCDC
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Fahad Mohammed, the technical adviser in the implementation of NCDC’s action plan gave the warning in Adamawa state, Premium Times reported.

He sounded the warning during the sensitisation of officials of the Nigerian police and other paramilitary agencies in Yola.

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Mohammed disclosed that the health agency was concerned about the low testing for COVID-19 in Adamawa and other states.

He pointed out that there are some local government areas in Adamawa state where testing has never taken place.

Mohammed said:

“There is serious concern, (though we don’t pray and God forbid) that there is likely to be even more devastating second wave of coronavirus in Adamawa and other states due to the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines and people declining tests."

The official said the NCDC was planning to open testing centres in each local government area of Adamawa to check the spread of the disease.

Meanwhile, the federal government has called for more vigilance on the possible resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic as some states announce schools resumption.

The warning was given by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha on Monday, September 21, at the joint national briefing of the taskforce.

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