– State governments have been asked to appropriately declare the results of covid-19 testing
– The federal government made the call on Monday, August 24
– Also, the FG urged states to do this as quickly as possible
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As Nigeria continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has urged state governments to appropriately declare the results of COVID-19 tests conducted as quickly as possible.
The call was made by Boss Mustapha on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
According to him, this is necessary to ensure early detection of the virus.
He said this will also translate to treatment and levelling of the curve of the virus in the country.
Going further, he urged states to scale-up testing for the virus.
Mustapha noted that Nigeria now has 52,227 confirmed cases, with 1,002 deaths and 38,945 recoveries.
He also added that Nigeria remained the fourth nation with highest cumulative cases in Africa.
However, he noted that Nigeria has continued to record a steady decline in its Case Fatality Rate (CFR) over the last few months.
He stated that the death toll was 3 per cent on April 30, 2.8 per cent on May 31, 2.3 per cent June 30, 2 per cent on July 31, and 1.92 per cent as of August 22, Channels TV reports.
Legit.ng had also reported that the FG approved the sum of N8.49 billion for the purchase of 12 assorted items in various quantities to enable the NCDC to conduct COVID-19 testing.
The approval was made by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, August 12.
The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, had reportedly presented the memo for the procurement of the items on behalf of the center at the council chambers of the presidential villa in Abuja.
Also recall that another 321 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Nigeria on Monday, August 24. The new cases were announced by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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