‘Hospitals won’t be able to handle serious Covid-19 cases soon’
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says the country is now reaching a critical level, adding that the hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious Covid-19 cases.
The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this in a series of tweets while reacting to the spike in Covid-19 infections in the last one month.
Ihekweazu 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.
Recall that Nigerians have been trooping to the NIMC offices since December 14, 2020 when the Federal Government ordered telecommunications firms to disconnect telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their NIN to their subscriber identification modules.
No fewer than 164 million Nigerians, whose telephone lines could be disconnected on the grounds of not having the NIN, have been thronging NIMC offices, disregarding Covid-19 protocols such as wearing of face masks and social distancing.