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Coronavirus: Hundreds of Nigerian health and fitness staff check positive


The Nigerian Centre for Sickness Management (NCDC) suggests at the very least 812 wellness staff have tested favourable for coronavirus.

Main Govt Chikwe Ihekweazu said on Tuesday that 29 of the contaminated wellness personnel are personnel at the agency.

Nigeria has confirmed 10,819 instances and 314 deaths so significantly.

In April, the Nigerian Health-related Association attributed the an infection of front-line wellbeing staff to absence of satisfactory safety.

But Mr Ihekweazu explained the centre had distributed 40,000 pieces of Own Protecting Devices (PPE) to the staff.

Unions of health and fitness employees in some states have threatened strike action above deficiency of enough protecting equipment.

In the meantime, the govt has reversed its earlier directive that prohibited private hospitals from managing Covid-19 clients.

It has requested non-public hospitals to sign up with their respective point out governments and make certain suitable coaching of workers.

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