Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has appealed to Nigerians in a new statement released, to donate their buildings to serve as isolation centres.
This appeal comes after the increasing number of cases in the country escalated to 1932. Making the appeal at a press conference in Abuja, Ehanire said although there are no shortage of bed spaces yet, he is making the appeal ahead of time so that the facilities will be readily available when they need to be used.
“I have appealed to citizens to make their property available temporarily for this purpose. There are many property owners who will come up and donate to state governments for a period of time to be used for this function. We are not out of space now but we are making the appeal ahead of time so that we have these facilities ready.”
NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu on Thursday April 30th, disclosed that Lagos is currently running short of bed spaces for COVID19 patients.
Nigeria currently has 1932 confirmed cases of COVID19 with 58 deaths. So far, 319 patients have been discharged.