113 Health Workers Infected With COVID-19 in Nigeria, Says Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has revealed that 113 health workers have been infected with COVID-19.
While speaking during a media briefing on Thursday, April 30, 2020, the minister said a good number of the 113 infected are health workers in private hospitals.
Dr. Ehanire further dismissed reports of 300 doctors infected with the virus adding that the sector does not have such a number of infected persons.
“The over 300 doctors that are infected is not true, there are not so many people in the health sector who are infected,” he said.
“The latest figures we have is that they are about 113 actually.”
Nigeria has recorded 1728 coronavirus cases in 34 states and the FCT, as of April 29. Only Cross River and Kogi are yet to record any cases.