COVID-19: January Will be Tough For Nigeria – Predicts NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has predicted that January 2021 would be a tough month as the Nigerian government renews its efforts in fighting the scourge of COVID-19 in the country.
NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, stated this on Tuesday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
For Ihekweazu, Nigerians have refused to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, causing the national response to pass through a challenging phase.
“Unfortunately, January will be a tough month for all of us,” the NCDC boss said. “Event centers are full; our treatment centers are filling up. We are struggling to keep up, we are struggling to find the facilities to manage, the oxygen to manage.
“Every night we are faced with phone calls of patients desperate for care. It will be tough but we still have an opportunity to do what we need to do by liaising with the executive governors of states across the country to be more purposeful in implementing the measures that we have agreed on collectively.
“We have seen some of them doing that. But many of the states in the country haven’t and pretend as if there will be no consequence.”