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“ I urge all Nigerian residents to take self -isolation and social distancing seriously in order to prevent the spread of this disease in our country . Social distancing reduces the risk of someone who you do not that may have been infected from infecting someone else . Ensure you maintain five feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.”

He said however that nations with sophisticated medical system were finding it difficult to contain the virus .

“ The behaviour and pattern of the illness are becoming clearer and countries are adjusting to what the disease looks like ,” he stated .

The minister said government hoped that the disease would not get to the grassroots, adding , “ if it does, we are prepared for that eventuality .
The minister said government hoped that the disease would not get to the grassroots, adding , “ if it does, we are prepared for that eventuality .
The minister said government hoped that the disease would not get to the grassroots, adding , “ if it does, we are prepared for that eventuality .
We have received money and placed orders. We are expecting some deliveries. We have countries that have offered to support us.”

He added that government was taking an inventory of respirators in public hospitals . “ We are talking to private facilities to know the number they have in their stores . Those that are not functioning are being repaired ,” the minister stated .

He said five laboratories in Nigeria could test for coronavirus . “ We have an offer for a new machine that will be placed in a strategic location , ” he added.

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire

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