The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday disclosed that the health system of this country is struggling to cope with the increasing number of coronavirus cases.
The agency further stated that there would be an increase in COVID-19 cases by January 2021.
The Director-General, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Iheakwazu, while speaking at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday, said, “We just faced the worst week since we started responding to this outbreak. We had more cases in Nigeria last week than in any other previous week since the beginning of the outbreak.”
“Pictures and videos from across the country paint a very disheartening situation because it appears that our messages, our appeals to Nigerians over the last few months have not been heeded and we have gone ahead with business as usual.”
“Events centres are full, social activities are full and so it is no surprises that cases are rising.”
“January will be a tough month, no doubt about it. So, we have to brace ourselves for the consequences of the activities that we have decided to carry out in December.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday evening, 29th December 2020, confirmed 749 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria.
The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 85,560 which includes 71,937 discharged cases and 1,267 deaths.