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COVID-19: We’ve traced 12,000 contacts – Nigerian govt

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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said that 12,000 contacts have been traced across the country since the beginning of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

Ihekweazu said this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Friday in Abuja.

The DG said that 2,000 samples were tested yesterday being the highest number of samples they have tested in a single day across the country.

He noted that there have been signs of progress because the numbers are increasing every day.

“Despite the challenges across the country, the truth is that samples are coming into our laboratory networks across the entire nation,” he said.

He added that there are a lot of efforts being made by healthcare workers despite some challenges here and there.

According to Ihekweazu, “In terms of the number of contacts, we are following up cumulatively about 12,000 contacts across the country from the beginning of the outbreak.”

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