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Nigerians Acting As If COVID-19 Is Over – NCDC Expresses Concern

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has expressed concerns over the nonchalant attitude of Nigerians in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this on Monday in Abuja at the first national briefing of the Presidential Steering committee (PSC) on Covid-19.

According to him, the price that Nigerians will pay now to avert any sudden rise in cases of Covid-19 will be worthwhile compared to the huge losses if they fail to act with caution.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is not over.

“I am appealing to all Nigerians to adhere to the measures in place to protect us and our country.

“The pre and post-travel tests and self-isolation are extremely important. We have to do this to avoid sudden drastic measures that can also impact our economy.

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“We now have several tools in place that were not here at the beginning of the pandemic.

“The Antigen-based Rapid Diagnostic Tests can be useful in large workplaces, schools, camps and hospitals to rapidly test and reduce the risk of spread,” he said.

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