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We lack the capacity to accomodate everyone that tests positive for Covid-19 – Boss Mustapha


Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said that the country does not have enough infrastructure to isolate everyone who test positive for Coronavirus. 

The SGF said this during the daily briefing of Covid-19 taskforce on Monday June 1, he also expressed hope of COVID-19 tests being taken closer to the communities following increased number of molecular laboratories across the country. He also said authorities would provide home management guidelines especially for those without symptoms. 

Mustapha said; 

“We have been able to interrupt the level of transmission and we can now situate the level of transmission within 20 local government areas that account for the total figure of 60% of 10, 107 that we have for today. 

“What we need to do now is to apply a precision intervention process so that we can deal with the transmission at that level and those particular localities. Provide care for those that are infected and also put in place a home management guideline because very soon as the figure scales out, we would not be able to provide isolation for everybody that has tested positive. 

“It’s not done anywhere. We lack the infrastructure, we lack the capacity to do that. It is not even advisable. What we have to do is to provide care at the home management level for those that are asymptomatic and cant dangerously transmit the virus.” 


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