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COVID-19: Cases will rise, may overwhelm health infrastructures – Nigerian Govt

The Federal Government has said that the COVID-19 cases in Nigeria may rise to the point of overwhelming hospitals and other infrastructure.

This was disclosed by SGF Boss Mustapha during a press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in ABuja.

“If you listen to me conscientiously in the past four weeks, I’ve spoken about personal responsibility,” the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, said.

“We’re not your frontliners any more. The choice of whether you’ll get to the hospital is yours.”

“Nobody should be deceived that Nigeria has reached the peak of the pandemic,” Mustapha said.

He warned: “COVID -19 is real and because restrictions have been lifted is not a licence for carelessness. Yes, we’ll return to a new normal, but not the normal of the past.

“Are figures going to rise? Yes, they’re. The quantum in which they rise is dependent on what we do.

“But as for the figures, we don’t want to delude anybody; they’ll rise. The quantum with which they’ll rise exponentially or gradually is dependent on what Nigerians do.”

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