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COVID-19: NCDC announced that 812 Nigerian Health Workers Test Positive, Commence Online Infection prevention Training

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in an official statement on Saturday July 4, 2020 announced that 812 Nigerian health workers have tested positive to COVID-19. The Centre added that it has commenced a virtual training on the control the Corona virus disease and Infection prevention.

NCDC pointed out that the training is targeted at healthcare workers but would also be made available to the general public, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the training is aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious disease among health workers and the public.

Recall that over 230,000 healthcare workers have reportedly test positive to the Corona virus disease across the globe, however, NCDC announced that as at June 2nd 2020 about 812 health workers have tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Strict compliance with Infection Prevention Control (IPC) measures become Paramount while the World await the invention of a vaccine, NCDC said it has made strategic efforts to support Frontline health care workers across the Nation.

The agency further explained that, the virtual training is designed to monitor IPC adherence by documenting vital informations from both private, public, and even faith-based healthcare facilities across the Country.

NCDC concluded by reiterating that Infection prevention measures serve as basis for other measures to containing the virus and is crucial for enhancing the Nation’s Health security.

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