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COVID-19: 812 Nigerian health workers infected with coronavirus – Ihekweazu



The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu has said that about 812 health workers have contracted COVID-19.

The director general disclosed this while speaking at the media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday.

According Ihekweazu, 29 of those infected are NCDC health officials.

“We have had 812 health workers infected. They are not just numbers. Twenty-nine of this work with NCDC.

“They are people I know. Eight of them right now are in Idu treatment centre. They are people and they matter.

“At the moment 75 per cent of people have unknown sources of their illness. It means community transmission is happening. This is normal of a respiratory virus, which 80 per cent of people are asymptomatic.

He also stated that over 65,000 samples have been tested.

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