We Beat Ebola, We Dey Capable To Deal With Coronavirus- NCDC Oga, Chikwe


Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director General of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), don yarn say Naija dey more than capable to deal with coronavirus as dem don prove this by the way the country handle the Ebola virus epidemic in 2014.

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“Nigeria is ready. We successfully managed Ebola and we manage outbreaks all the time and are currently managing Lassa fever. We have a strong team that is used to doing this.”

Speaking on how the Italian who has been confirmed with Coronavirus, came into the country without being detected at the Lagos airport, Ihekweazu said temperrature scanners at the airport could not detect the disease because the man had no symptom when he arrived Nigeria.

“We are very hopeful for his full recovery. Screening is not a fool-proof method as the virus has an incubation period of four to five days,”

“The system worked. We identified this case, diagnosed and isolated within 48 hours of it entering the country. In other countries like Iran and Italy for instance, by the time the first case had been confined, there was widespread contact.”

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