Nigeria Intensifies surveillance, sets up response teams

In response to the announcement of coronavirus as a global health threat, the Nigerian government said it has started scaling up its preparedness and response to prevent the importation of the virus into the country.

This is coming less than 24 hours after the World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared the new coronavirus outbreak as a global threat.

The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, in a press conference in Abuja on Friday said the government has set up an intersectoral committee to assist the government in its prevention and response efforts.

Mr Ehanire said the committee will oversee the national response to prevent importation of coronavirus.

He assured Nigerians that the government was taking adequate measures to address the challenges posed by the virus which first…

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