COVID-19: Isolation Centres Are Running Out of Bed Spaces – SGF


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said that isolation and treatment centres in the country are running out of bed spaces.

He revealed this on Friday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

The SGF, however, noted that efforts are being intensified to increase the number of treatment centres in the country.

“We have received reports from the states, which suggests that the treatment centres are running out of bed spaces. As we assess the situation, the PTF shall also begin to examine our peculiar circumstances, modify the strategies for care management, and consider viable alternatives, where necessary. At the appropriate time, the guidelines and protocols shall be unfolded,” he said.

Meanwhile, he also noted that as of Thursday, May 7, the country recorded the highest number of cases in a single day.

While admitting that the situation might be worrisome, he, however, noted that it is largely a function of the country’s improved testing capacity.

The SGF also added that the number of infections does not translate to an increased fatality rate.

Speaking about the level of compliance to guidelines on the easing of the lockdown, Mustapha said the PTF has met with heads of security agencies and asked them to ensure strict enforcement of the inter-state travel restrictions as part of efforts to curb the community transmission of the pandemic.

Culled from Channels TV

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