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Health News of Friday, 17 December 2021


FG warns Nigerians as coronavirus cases increase by 630% in 10 days

Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunmimbe Mamora Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunmimbe Mamora

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians to take their health seriously as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen astronomically by 630%.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunmimbe Mamora, made the appeal in an interview with Punch. He said there is a need for Nigerians to take responsibility to tackle coronavirus as COVID-19 cases continue to increase with the country recording 5,398 infections between December 6 and 15.

When asked what the Federal Government would do in view of the increase in cases, Mamora stated that the government would continue to strengthen existing measures.

“It’s essential to strengthen the existing measures through advocacy, awareness creation, education, and emphasis on the need for people to take responsibility for their health.”

No fewer than 107 inbound passengers to Nigeria tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. Between November 25 and December 4, the country recorded 749 cases of COVID-19 while between December 5 and December 14, the cases recorded were 4,029 representing a 437.92 percent increase over the previous 10 days.