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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Nigerian Govt Explains Why There Is An Increase In Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria

Nigerian Government has revealed reason for the spike in the cases of coronavirus across the country.

It attributed it to the ongoing community transmission of the virus.

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, made this known during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Wednesday.

The Minister said that the renewed efforts by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to do more aggressive testing is also responsible for the increased cases recorded.

According to him, “Concerning the increased number of cases, there is the notion that community transmission is going on very strongly and therefore, increasing the cases of those infected with COVID-19 and giving you something to find.

“It is also due to the improvement in testing and case finding. There is a renewed effort to do more aggressive testing by the NCDC – house-to-house testing and following any clusters that are of interest to increase the testing and to get more cases.

“We are going to order for over 100,000 cartridges of the GeneXpert machine through the Global Fund facility that we have through the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).

“Also, if we are able to get the biosafety cabinets for 26 of them ready, we can boost the number of activated GeneXpert machines in the country.

“The GeneXpert machines have four modules which allow you to test four samples at a time and the good thing about them is that they give you your results in a much faster time – within 45 minutes to 1 hour. So you can wait to get your results with the GeneXpert machine much faster.”

The GeneXpert machine is part of the high throughput testing platforms proposed by NCDC to increase testing, as there are 400 GeneXpert machines across the country.
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  1. Replies
    1. Thievessss most of this cases are audio biko ! They want the billions to keep rolling in . May thunder that did not go to school fire their generations . Instead of them to give pple money so folks can sit at home they are saying we can go out Nd hustle cos they know it’s audio virus . This our president Issa yahoo boy .

    2. Read something about giving people money who accepts they have corona virus in akwa ibom this morning. Na wa o! Some people are just off others pain.
      Imagine causing panic and locking people from going to look for food just cos you want to steal.

    3. Most of these cases are audio? Are you an illiterate? 😒

    4. @ unusual Amy... Finally someone else shares my sentiments...if I talk na they will rush under my comment to say I no go school.

    5. @10:08 shut the fuck up... Everybody is an illiterate.u wey go school how market? Always coming under someone's comment to vomit trash. Must everyone share ur opinion?

    6. 11:03, do you know the anon? Y so sad? Y throw words on someone that may not be who you are looking for? You guys sef!

  2. And yet they want to relax the lockdown!government workers to start work on Monday.may God help us in this country

    1. If they don't relax it and crime continues to spike up, na you people go still complain.

    2. God bless you, those boys will come back in full force if the lockdown continues

  3. If there's a significant enough rise when the lockdown is relaxed (more people moving about and creating a hotbed for more contamination), the FG will enforce the lockdown again I guess. I pray none of us or our loved ones will be infected, in Jesus name, amen.

  4. Health education is poor and almost useless

    The local man either doesn't understand the full benefit of social distancing and improving hygiene talkless of facemask OR he believes he cannot catch it as na big man disease OR it doesn't even exist

    When below intelligence people are policy makers they will talk about machines to react to the problem and NEVER strategic ways to PREVENT the problem (proactiveness)

  5. you are all unsympathetic fools until you contract the virus. my first cousin is still at the isolation centre fighting for his life and we have not been sleeping at all praying for him to get well. He works with Schlumberger and has everything anyone would wish for at 36yrs a shining loving light in his family and some of you are here typing wicked comments that its is fake. Wait until you or your family member contracts it. This is insensitive to families who have loved loved ones. Be careful all of you that buy 50naira data just to spew lies and hate. Be careful

    1. so sorry anon 11:50, your cousin is healed in Jesus name, Amen. Some people still believe the virus is a scam, I just pray they open their eyes and see what is happening.

    2. So sorry about your cousin .
      COVID-19 I not audio o.
      It kills.
      I pray we don't contract this virus in Jesus Name .

    3. And you had to drive your message with insults. I’m sorry about your cousin but because of your bad mouth I’d have to say this
      I’ll gladly be healthy and be buying my #50 data than be self made and be struggling for my life in an isolation Centre. Onye onu Ojo

  6. Dull people in government.until their system is purged of corruption,the fight against COVID-19 would be a mirage.I keep saying that you cannot tell people to stay at home when they have nothing to eat.The necessary measures were not put in place and the huge amount of money budgeted to alleviate the suffering has been siphoned.How will Nigerians obey the order?Is that not preposterous?In as much as hunger pervades the land,the effort of curbing the spread of COVID-19 would be an effort in futility.You cant tell me to stay at home when my family is dying of hunger.E make sense?


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