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The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu had said that the country is now reaching a critical level where hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases, and health workers will be forced to make tough decisions.
The Director-General made this known in a series of tweets on Monday while reacting to the spike in COVID-19 infections in the last one month. He said this as the fear of COVID-19 spread at the National Identity Management Commission grew on Monday because Nigerians besieged the NIMC offices following the workers’ suspension of the strike they embarked upon on Thursday.
Dr Ihekweazu added that the number of coronavirus cases reported in the country had been on the rise in the last four weeks saying that the100,000 persons that contracted COVID-19 in the last 11 months were not just figures but persons.