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Covid19: 812 health workers infected in Nigeria


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has revealed that no fewer than 812 health workers have contracted COVID-19.

Director-General of of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu disclosed during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Daily Post reported that 29 of those infected are NCDC health officials, according to Chikwe.

“We have had 812 health workers infected. They are not just numbers. Twenty-nine of this work with NCDC.

“They are people I know. Eight of them right now are in Idu treatment centre. They are people and they matter.

“At the moment 75 per cent of people have unknown sources of their illness. It means community transmission is happening. This is normal of a respiratory virus, which 80 per cent of people are asymptomatic."

Ihekweazu added that over 65,000 samples have been tested.

He also said 60 percent of the cases are in 20 local government areas of the country.

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