COVID-19: This Is Just The Beginning Of Coronavirus In Nigeria – NCDC Boss

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Director-General has admitted that the country might just be starting to experience COVID-19.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, the NCDC Director-General,  stated this while speaking at the House of Representatives on Monday 8th June 2020, when members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) appeared before a joint committee of the House.

“We are still in the middle of a very, very bad outbreak. It is most likely that we are at the beginning of a terrible epidemic. This is the honest truth.

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“And as we dig into the details of what we have done, I really crave your indulgence to please, bear in mind that we do this work together because we really have a collective responsibility to our people,” the NCDC boss says.

Ihekweazu also denied claims that the NCDC had spent millions on text messages to sensitise Nigerians.

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A total of 12,801 confirmed cases have been recorded in the country so far.

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