NCDC following 6000 contacts as COVID-19 cases soars to 111

NCDC following 6000 contacts as COVID-19 cases soars to 111

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is following up with no fewer than 6,000 people suspected to have had contact with the 111 confi

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is following up with no fewer than 6,000 people suspected to have had contact with the 111 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country spread acroos the state and the Federal Capital Territory. Lagos has 68 cases; the FCT 21, Oyo seven and Ogun three. Enugu, Edo, Bauchi and Osun all have two cases each while Ekiti, Rivers, Benue and Kaduna all have one case each.

The Director-General of the agency, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said, “These few weeks will help our teams, the Lagos State team to have access to the contacts that are living around Lagos and FCT. We are following over 6,000 contacts of these 111 confirmed cases across these two cities.”

“Every time we have a new case, we add about 50 to 60 contacts that we then have to follow every single day for 14 days. We can’t do this if we don’t have access to these cases, so this is really one of the reasons why Mr President took this very difficult decision,” Ihekweazu added.