Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave Of COVID-19 - Health Minister



The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has hinted that Nigeria might soon exit the second wave of the coronavirus disease.


Speaking during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 on Monday, the Minister said the country has been recording a decline in the number of Covid-19 cases.


He also observed decreased positivity rate from sustained testing in states, which according to him is synonymous with global trends.

“This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in Covid-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding,” he said.

“On 21st of February 2021, 521 new infections and 8 deaths occurred in 20 states. The sustained testing in states has decreased positively rate.

“We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and certainly not declaring victory, but rather watching developments as they unfold nationally and internationally, ready to make use of comparative advantages that may emerge.”


The Minister also spoke of an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Guinea, noting that the Federal Government is closely monitoring the situation.


He also stated that the Nigerian government is collaborating with the West African Health Organization (WAHO).

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