COVID-19: FG Releases Coronavirus Emergency Numbers in Nigeria.

In a bid to stop the disease which has left 2128 persons dead so far and hundreds of thousands infected, the federal government has released coronavirus emergency hotlines. This was disclosed by the Nigeria’s Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire who shared this vital information on his Twitter handle. While allaying fears that there is no case of COVID-19 in Nigeria, Dr Ehanire also assured the public that the Nigerian government has set up diagnostic and treatment centres for coronavirus at Abuja, Lagos (LUTH) and Edo (ISTH) .

Coronavirus emergency numbers in Nigeria
Coronavirus emergency numbers in Nigeria

He wrote:

Today, I briefed the press on the global #COVID19 outbreak and Nigeria’s preparedness. As of today, Feb. 14th:

* There is NO CASE in Nigeria and Africa

* We have 3 laboratories with capacity to test for #COVID19; @NCDCgov NRL Abuja, @LUTHofficial and @ISTH_Irrua

We have heightened surveillance at the major points of entry by air (Lagos, Abuja, Kano and PH Intl. Airports), land and sea and have set up a Coronavirus Preparedness Group to assess the risk of importation.

The Federal Ministry of Health, @FMoHNigeria, is following @WHO guidelines, monitoring the research about #COVID19 and refining our preparedness based on new evidence.

To protect yourself, wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

If you feel unwell and have been to China in the last 14 days or if you suspect a case, report to:

0909 299 6283

0809 555 3232

0708 711 0839 WhatsApp
0809 955 5577 SMS.”
30 Countries and Territories around the world have reported a total of75,735 confirmed casesof the coronavirus COVID-19 that originated from Wuhan, China, and a death toll of2,128 deaths.
COVID -19 is everybody’s responsibility, if you see or hear something, call these numbers. You have a role to play in wiping it out globally.


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