By our reporter
I commend the excellent responses of the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Center for Disease Control, Governments of Lagos and Ogun States, and all other agencies, to the Coronavirus situation in Nigeria. I urge all Nigerians to strictly observe all the advisories being disseminated.
We must refrain from panic; undue alarm would cause more harm than good. The only information citizens should pay attention to is the one being shared by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Federal and State Ministries of Health, and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
Updated 1st March 2020 with new guidelines for IPC and PPE use by health workers
The following resources on #COVID19 have been developed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control:
- Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Health Workers: https://ncdc.gov.ng/themes/common/docs/protocols/172_1583044210.pdf
- Recommendations on use of Personal Protective Equipment for Health workers https://ncdc.gov.ng/themes/common/docs/protocols/171_1583044010.pdf
Public health advisory to Nigerians. Version 4 published on the 29th of February 2020: https://ncdc.gov.ng/news/234/29th-february-2020%7C-public-health-advisory-to-nigerians-on-novel-coronavirus-%28%234%29
Case-definition to guide diagnosis in Nigeria: https://ncdc.gov.ng/themes/common/docs/protocols/168_1582983645.pdf
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: https://ncdc.gov.ng/news/232/frequently-asked-questions-on-coronavirus—29%2F02%2F20