113 Health Workers Are Infected With COVID-19, Says Minister

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Dr Osagie Ehanire, health minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has revealed 113 have been infected with -19.

Dr. Ehanire made the announcement during the Presidential Task Force briefing Thursday.

He said the rapid speed of -19 community transmission is a major concern for the PTF, but a bigger concern is the number of who have now to the virus while in the line of duty.

Dr. Ehanire further dismissed of 300 doctors infected with the virus adding the sector does have such a number of infected persons.

“The 300 doctors are infected is true, there are so many people in the health sector who are infected,” he said.

“The latest figures we have is that they are about 113 actually.”

The minister explained that all infected are from the public sector. Some are from private hospitals.

He condemned the frequent rate at which are being treated in private hospitals without health workers the precautions and training.

According to him, these health workers risk infecting themselves and their families.

Dr. Ehanire warned against treating infected patients without having adequate training and knowledge.

He, however, noted that the recovery rate in Nigeria is about 80 per cent or more. ()