Nigeria marks one year of COVID-19, NCDC advocates adherence to protocols

February 28, 2021
Chikwe Ihekweazu.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday called for continued adherence to the public health and social measures as the country marks one year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria recorded its index COVID-19 case on February 27, 2020.

The country currently has 155, 076 confirmed cases and 1, 902 fatalities.

Chikwe Ihekweazu.

However, Nigeria has recorded 132,544 recoveries since the onset of the pandemic in the country one year ago.

The NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made the call in a chat with journalists in Abuja, said the country’s response since last year had been led by science.

He added that the national response was also driven by the power of coordination, collaboration and solidarity across the Federal and State Governments, partners, private sector, and citizens.

Ihekweazu said: “Prior to the confirmation of the first case in Nigeria, NCDC with support from its partners began preparedness activities.

“The NCDC began working with the states and hospitals to map out and establish isolation and treatment centres for managing COVID-19 cases

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