Coronavirus now airborne disease - FG

The federal government has warned that COVID-19 is now an airborne disease.

This was handed down by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), on Monday.

Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu disclosed this during the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja.

Ihekweazu disclosed that more evidence indicates that the virus can be transmitted by air other than through droplets.

He explained: “On Case management, priority henceforth will be having enough oxygen nationwide as the number of hospitalized person increases

“There is increasing evidence that in addition to droplets transmission of COVID-19, airborne transmission is also possible.

“PTF will strictly enforce non-pharmaceutical regulations following the latest finding that COVID-19 can be airborne.”

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