Over 40 health workers have tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this yesterday. He made the disclosure during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja.
As part of precautionary measures, the minister directed health workers to be watchful when treating any patient. “This warning has become necessary due to the number of health workers who have tested positive for COVID-19. They are over 40 now,” he said. “Apart from the over 40 health workers, there are others who have been quarantined in the last two weeks due to exposure and have not been able to contribute to efforts of the health sector,” the minister said.
Dr. Osagie Ehanire applauded health workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying government would continue to provide them with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).