Nigeria: 75 Health Workers Tested Positive For COVID-19

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says more than 75 health care workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last one week across the country.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General, NCDC, disclosed this in Abuja, at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 National Briefing.

Ihekweazu said that the number of the health care workers getting infected was becoming worrisome.

The NCDC boss stated that efforts were ongoing to ensure health workers were actively protected against the virus.

Ihekweazu said that the agency had started training health workers in five health facilities in FCT, on the use of RDTs in health care settings and would soon be in all Federal Hospitals.

The NCDC boss stressed that there was the need for doctors and nurses to be on the alert on suspicion of COVID-19 cases.

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