Increasing cases of COVID-19 may overwhelm our system – Health Minister

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The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday, said the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases may have an overwhelming effect on the nation’s health system. Mr Ehanire said this while addressing journalists at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.

While noting that there was an increased adherence to the advisories during the Salah celebration, the health minister however, expressed concerns about the increasing cases, as this can have overwhelming effect on the health system.

He said currently the nation has a little above five thousand beds, adding that there is an urgent need to expand the bed spaces in the treatment centers as the numbers increase.

As regards the low key celebration of children’s day, Mr Ehanire said the precautionary measures taken do not in any way downplay the importance of the Nigerian child.

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