In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 11th, September, 2020

Well being Minister Reveals The Share Of COVID-19 Instances In Nigeria That Are Youngsters

Health Minister Reveals The Percentage Of COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria That Are Children

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Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State, Well being, says 10 per cent of optimistic COVID-19 circumstances are kids and adolescents with greater than half of them within the age bracket of 10-18 years.

Mamora disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja on the Presidential Activity Pressure on COVID-19 briefing, because the nation prepares to reopen colleges.

This was even because the PTF coordinator on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, defined that colleges should put in all security measures really helpful by the PTF earlier than they might reopen.

Calling for warning, the minister stated, “With 10 per cent of optimistic circumstances being kids, it’s subsequently pertinent at this level to resume the warning of the PTF on the reopening of colleges in order to not expose our youngsters to the chance of infections.”

On the present COVID-19 circumstances, he stated, “The whole variety of optimistic circumstances recorded in Nigeria is 55,632 of a complete of 433,206 samples examined.”

“Within the final 24 hours, we recorded 176 optimistic circumstances out of two,494 samples examined.

“We proceed to document low positivity price even because the variety of samples examined has elevated, whereas it is a cheering growth, it is going to be presumptuous to conclude that the illness is decreasing.

“It is because as of at present, not many states are testing. We will subsequently be sure that testing continues in all of the states till we attain our every day targets,” Mamora stated.

The minister additional referred to as for synergy between state governments and medical staff in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

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