COVID-19: We Will Not Comment on Individuals And Families Affected – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has stated that it will not be commenting or reveal the identities of those affected by the COVID-19 virus.

The current case in Nigeria is 36 with one death recorded. One of those infected is the child of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

NCDC in a statement signed by its Director-General, Dr. Chike Ihekweazu said they are only acting as a coordinator while the cases are handled by each state government.

The statement is coming on the heels of calls for the identity of those infected by the dreaded virus.

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“The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) coordinates response activities during large outbreaks.

“States and treatment centers are primarily responsible for case management, with support and guidance from NCDC. These treatment centers are doing their best under difficult circumstances.
The NCDC will not provide comment on the management of individual cases. We also ask the public to respect the privacy of individuals and families who are affected at this time,” the statement reads.

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The current stats show that Lagos has 25 cases, FCT has 6, Ogun has two while Ekiti, Edo and Oyo states have one case respectively.

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