The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is relying on 17000 recently trained healthcare workers to successfully control and prevent a second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by PTF National Coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu on Monday in Abuja at the joint national press briefing of the PTF. He stated they were trained on infection, prevention, control, laboratory operations and case management.
Expressing gratitude to the workers for their dedication and partnership, he added that PTF had partnered with the Federal Ministry of Health to 7,000 beds in more than 130 treatment centres..
The PTF chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, on his part warned against a second wave of Corona Virus in the country due to nationwide protests. Speaking at the briefing he added that neglect of measures aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic by the #EndSARS protesters in the country will trigger a spike in infections.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 infection has hit 61,558, with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, confirming 118 new cases on Monday. Lagos recorded the highest number of cases with 55, while Rivers had 26 cases. Imo reported 12 cases and Osun confirmed 8 cases.