The minister of health Osagie Ehanire said Nigeria might soon see the end of the second wave of Coronal virus due to decline in daily positive case
The minister said this while addressing the news men in Abuja during Presidential task force meeting yesterday February 22,
he said based on the constant decline in number of daily reported cases of COVID-19 despite the testing capacity, Nigeria might soon exit the second wave of the virus
Although he clarified that this is not actually a conclusion of a certain victory over the virus
“This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in COVID-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding.
“On 21st of February 2021, 521 new infections and 8 deaths occurred in 20 states. The sustained testing in states has decreased positively rate.
“We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and certainly not declaring victory, but rather watching developments as they unfold nationally and internationally, ready to make use of comparative advantages that may emerge.” He said
On the issue of Ebola virus, he address the outbreak of Ebola virus in Guinea, he said necessary measures have been put in place and Nigeria government is working with West Africa Health Organisation WAHO to contain the further spread of the virus
The minister added that though Nigeria is regarded as moderate Ebola risk country due to nearness of Guinea which is the epicenter of Ebola to Nigeria, but every effort have been provided to improve Nigeria border surveillance on air, sea or land with proper check of people coming in, in other to avert the importation of the virus
“Nigeria is closely observing developments on the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea and working with West African Health Organization (WAHO) to contain it in the outbreak country of Guinea and prevent the spread to other countries in the region.
“We are pleased to note that the ECOWAS countries adjacent to the epicenter are taking strict measures with regard checking movement of persons.” He added