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Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19: NCDC activates level 3 national emergency response - ITREALMS

The Federal Government (FG) through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated her level 3 national response activities, reports ITREALMS.

NCDC informed 
ITREALMS of this development Monday following the rise of incidence cases which rose to 36 as at Monday 23 March, 2020 on the Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic ravaging the world.

The agency also said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations (EOC) would coordinate the activated level 3 national response activities.

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities,” NCDC disclosed.
ITREALMS gathered that NCDC’s indicators, showed that on the 23rd of March 2020, six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, thirty-six (36) cases have been confirmed, two cases have been discharged and one death from COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria.

“Of the five (5) new cases, one (1) is in Edo State, two (2) are in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and two (3) are in Lagos State.

ITREALMS equally gathered that the case in Edo State is being treated at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital; cases in the FCT are being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada; and the cases in Lagos State are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba.

Even as all the six (6) new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving treatment.

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