The Federal Governments of Nigeria has said through the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire that the people who died from COVID-19 died at their homes and about 50% did not even show any signs of Coronavirus.
The Minister of Health has warned against the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri in public places and that people should endeavor to “wash your hands constantly with soap under running water and do not go to large gatherings”.
In a statement by Eunice Akro, the ministry’s Director of Information, Media and Public Relations read;
“Ehanire said that findings from the analysis of the deaths show that nearly half of them died at home.
“Of those who died at home, about 50 percent did not show any symptoms. This underscores my earlier emphasis on the need for those who test positive to report for treatment.”
Ministry of Health and NCDC has reviewed the guidelines on releasing the patients that are showing less or no symptoms of COVID-19 after being isolated for 49 days.
In a statement by the NHA’s Deputy Director/Head of Department, Information and Protocol Management, Dr. Tayo Haastrup read below;
“Following the review of protocol for isolation with the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, it was agreed that patients who remain asymptomatic beyond 45 days could be allowed home on self-isolation, and a repeat test could be done after five to 10 days to confirm if the patient has become negative,”