– The Nigerian government has expressed hope over the possibility of Nigeria exiting the second wave of coronavirus
– According to the health minister, Osagie Ehanire, the cases are declining on the global and national COVID-19 monitoring graph
– Ehanire also said all hands are on deck in response to the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea amid fresh scare over the virus’ outbreak
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Osagie Ehanire, the senior minister for health, has said Nigeria may soon exit the second wave of COVID-19 with fewer cases being reported daily on the global and national COVID-19 monitoring graph
Ehanire expressed this optimism on Monday, February 22, when he was talking during the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
The minister said the number of cases is declining in what portends a possibility of Nigeria getting out of the second wave of the deadly virus.
Speaking on the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Ehanire said the federal government is monitoring the situation and will curtail the spread of the virus by working closely with the West African Health Organization (WAHO), Channels TV reports.
“This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in COVID-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding.
“We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and certainly not declaring victory, but rather watching developments as they unfold nationally and internationally, ready to make use of comparative advantages that may emerge.
“We are pleased to note that the ECOWAS countries adjacent to the epicenter are taking strict measures with regard checking movement of persons.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, February 18, issued a public health advisory following the declaration of Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea.
The Ebola virus outbreak was declared in Guinea on Sunday, February 14. The cases were detected among seven people who attended the burial of a nurse on Monday, February 1.
Considering the proximity of Guinea to Nigeria, the NCDC has placed Nigeria at moderate risk of an Ebola outbreak, according to a statement by the agency’s director-general, Chikwe Ihekweazu.
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