The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19.
Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), revealed this at the presidential task force briefing on Monday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had said no state in the country has enough bed spaces for COVID-19 patients, but with the recent donations, Mustapha who chairs the presidential task force on COVID-19, said these would add in the committee’s support for the state governments.
“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres,” he said.
“Governors are encouraged to please approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access these facilities.
Coronavirus Numbers in Nigeria
According to the latest report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria has recorded 4,641 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The country recorded 242 new cases of Covid- 19 disease yesterday, bringing the total to 4641 cases, with 22 more deaths, bringing the death toll to 150 as of Monday, 11 May.