Nigeria now in COVID19 fourth wave
Nigeria has entered the fourth wave of coronavirus sickness, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, following a 500 percent spike in the number of cases in the last two weeks.
The agency made the announcement in a statement signed by Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director-General, on Monday evening, December 20.
The statement read
“The Delta and Omicron variants have caused a 500 percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 infections across Nigeria in the last two weeks.” In Nigeria, a total of 223,887 cases and 2985 deaths were registered as of December 19, 2021, among all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
COVID-19 is presently in its fourth wave throughout the country. The Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Health, NCDC, and its partners, is ramping up risk communication efforts to alert Nigerians of the peril they face and the need to work together to stop the virus from spreading.
A whole-of-society reaction is required to combat COVID-19. Individuals, families, and institutions must all have a role in safeguarding one another by adhering to COVID-19 public health and social measures. Nigerians are reminded to follow the advice of the NCDC and other public health agencies when celebrating Christmas and New Year.
To decrease the risk of transmission, please avoid any non-essential travel within and outside Nigeria. The virus that causes COVID-19 is more prone to spread in large crowds, especially when they are hosted indoors and have poor ventilation.
Outdoor events with physical separation, mandatory facemask wear, and handwashing facilities or hand sanitizers are strongly recommended. Please take advantage of any and all opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The government has made these vaccines available to all eligible residents, as well as booster doses for those who have already received them.
We implore Nigerians to take all essential steps to ensure that we and our loved ones live to see many more events and celebrations.”