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400 health workers test positive for COVID-19
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has said four hundred Nigerian health workers on the frontline of the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic have tested positive for the virus.
This was revealed by JOHESU National Chairman Josiah Biobelemoye, on Thursday in Abuja during the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to its state councils. Josiah noted that despite the increase in infections, health workers would not relent in protecting Nigerians.
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Speaking on the decision of the union to distribute PPEs to its members, the chairman said among PPEs to be distributed across 38 state councils include 50,000 pieces of face masks, 15,200 pieces of sanitizers, 2,000 pieces of disinfectants and 1,200 pieces of hand wash.
“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, over 400 JOHESU members have been infected by Coronavirus. We need to support our own members who are working and sacrificing their lives for the generality of Nigerians, “Biobelemoye said.
Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health Abdulaziz Mashi said the Federal Government was appreciative of any donation made by public-spirited Nigerians towards curbing the pandemic.