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Nigeria Prepares For 3rd Wave Of COVID-19

The Federal Government has said that the country is aware of the third flood of the COVID-19 pandemic and is taking important measures including arrangement for oxygen offices as a preventive measure. 

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this on Monday in Abuja at the public instructions of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19. 

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As per him, Nigeria recorded only two new COVID-19 cases as of now, giving the country an aggregate of 167,467 affirmed cases as at Monday, out of 2,266,591 examples tried, with a test energy pace of one percent. 

"Nigeria has so far got away from the most exceedingly terrible of COVID-19 and the desperate expectations made about us. We may even appear to progress admirably, yet I wish to underscore that we should in any case be on exacting preventive alarm, in light of the COVID-19 third wave that is clearing across the globe. Cases have been ascending in one African nation after the other and wellbeing frameworks are getting focused in nations like Uganda," Ehanire said. 

While saying that the Ministry of Health has been setting itself up to guarantee framework versatility, he said that Oxygen adequacy is of high need, as government saw in nations going through the third wave. 

"The Federal Government put request for 38 Oxygen Generation Plants, one in each State, with Lagos having two, because of its high weight. The Global Fund is subsidizing the maintenance of 30 non-functional plants, and will also fabricate 12 new oxygen plants, to be so spatially situated across Nigeria, so that holes in supply are filled and wellbeing offices in Nigeria can get to oxygen less 100km from an oxygen plant. 

"More than 420 pristine oxygen chambers are on hand, to help dissemination and accessibility, only alongside 12 fluid oxygen tanks of 10,000L each, with vaporizers, to be additionally positioned where we can top off chambers without any problem. This will grow admittance to oxygen cross country and make it accessible to treat patients with different conditions, like asthma, pneumonia, sickle cell weakness, among others," he said. 

The pastor said that the dissemination of PPEs and consumables is on target in the country's wellbeing offices to guarantee wellbeing laborers of their security. 

He said, "We are fortifying observation at the Points of Entry to check importation, especially of destructive Coronavirus strains and have the option to recognize and get them leveled out. A group from the Federal Ministry of Health, driven by the Director of Public Health, is working intimately with Lagos and Ogun State governments to prompt the memorial service arranging board of trustees for a Lagos based pastor, to guarantee Coronavirus conventions are spectators, fully expecting enormous turnout. 

"We are unequivocally prompting virtual support. Taking into account our endeavors to restrict third wave, self-safeguarding measures will be required. We will be informed by the experience regarding different nations and find ways to be proactive to contain the third wave," he added.

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