- Nigeria has taken a huge loss as 2 additional doctors died of coronavirus in the nation's capital
- The death of the workers was announced by the chief press secretary to the FCT minister, Anthony Ogunleye
- The total number of doctors that have succumbed to the disease in the FCT has now reached 4
The novel coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has claimed the life of 2 doctors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Channels TV reports that this was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 29, by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
According to Anthony Ogunleye, chief press secretary to the FCT minister, 2 weeks ago a female doctor at Gwarimpa General hospital died, while a private medical doctor passed away last week.
Since the outbreak of the virus in March, the number of medical doctors working in both public and private hospitals that have succumbed to COVID-19 in the FCT now stands at 4.
Legit.ng recalls that no fewer than 20 medical doctors have died of COVID-19. This sad news was broken by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
The NMA chairman in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Enema Amodu, disclosed this known at a briefing on Friday, December 25, in Abuja, the nation's capital.
He noted that the late medical doctors contracted the disease in the course of treating infected patients who failed to disclose their true health status.
Meanwhile, a former federal lawmaker representing Kaduna state, Shehu Sani, has advised the Nigerian government to make provisions for storage facilitates before getting COVID-19 vaccines.
The ex-senator also called for the provision of emergency power supply which was one of the things necessary for the preservation of the vaccines.
He noted that the fridge needed for the preservation of the vaccines was not the normal one around.
In a related development, Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has revealed that he will impose a fresh lockdown on the state amid scare of the deadly coronavirus's second wave.
The governor, who spoke on Sunday, December 27, in Ikwerre local government area, said the lockdown will be imposed in January 2021.
Wike attributed the proposed imposition of lockdown on Rivers to the lackadaisical attitude of the state's resident to the precautionary measures against the COVID-19 infection."
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