NCDC Confirms 12 New cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre of Disease Control [NCDC] has on Wednesday 1st-april-2020 confirmed 12 New cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Taking to the official page of the NCDC, made this known at the early hour of the day to announced the confirmed 12 New cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria, 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State respectively.

NCDC reports 12 New cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria;

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“Twelve new cases of #COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria; nine [9] in Osun, two [2] in Edo and one [1] in Ekiti state.

As at 12:30pm, 1st-April-2020 there are 151 confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded and reported in Niger a. 9 have been discharged with two death.”

The Federal Ministry of Health working hand in hand with state, together with the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus cases continues to review response activities and institute measures to protect the health of the Nationals.

It’s very much important that Nigerians continously adhere to the preventive measures such as social distancing, regular hand washing and sanitising, wearing of face mask and hand gloves at all time, and any other necessary precautions put in place.

These are the Must Do measures to protect yourself and your family;

  1. Wash hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser if no water and soap is available
  2. Social distancing helps to reducing the spread of the coronavirus through:

● Use of no-touch greetings (no handshakes, hugs or peg)

● keeping at least 2 metres (5 feet) distance away from others or respectively anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

● Stay at home if you feel unhealthy with any of the symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Immediately call NCDC’s 24/7 toll-free number 0800 970 000 0010. Do not self-medicate

● Avoid or postpone any events with large gatherings of people including schools, workplaces, places of worship, crowded supermarkets and pharmacies, social and sporting events.

  1. Persons with a persistent cough or sneezing, should stay at home until they recover
  2. Make sure you and people around you observe hand and respiratory hygiene by:

● Covering your nose with tissue when sneezing or coughing. Immediately dispose of tissue in a covered bin and wash your hands with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based sanitiser if no water and soap is available

● Coughing or sneezing into the sleeve of your bent elbow if no tissue is available.

  1. Avoid all non-essential travel to all countries

The Federal Ministry of Health reiterates its commitment to ensure the control of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.

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