COVID-19: Pres. Buhari‘ll make tough decisions next week, says NCDC Boss

NCDC boss, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has revealed that President Buhari will make some difficult decisions concerning the COVID-19 outbreak soon- Ihekweau made the statement while on a courtesy call to the Katsina state governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Masari at Government House Katsina- Recall that Dr Ihekweazu recently informed Nigerians that life won’t return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemicThe director-general of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will make some difficult decisions on COVID-19 containment next week.Ihekweazu made the statement while on a courtesy call to the Katsina state governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Masari in his office at Government House Katsina. His words: ”President Buhari will on Wednesday have a teleconference with the governors and there will be some difficult decisions to be made on how to restart the economy, especially on what to start and what not to start.”

Dr Ihekweazu met with Governor Masari as part of his visits to state governors recently on his part, the governor demanded the establishment of a testing centre in Katsina to ensure speedy confirmation of samples of suspected cases in the state. He noted that Katsina state officials had to travel for about 12 hours after collecting samples of suspected patients for a test in the laboratory at Abuja.“Availability of a testing centre here will actually help in reducing the duration and the stress we are presently going through.“Samples from Katsina had to reach Abuja in 24 hours otherwise it would not be tested,” Governor Masari told the NCDC boss.Recall that Dr Ihekweazu recently informed Nigerians that life won’t return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic.Ihekweazu stated this while speaking on a radio programme in Lagos on Monday, April 20.He said that a return to the pre-COVID lifestyle, once the current restrictions are relaxed, could bring about a high resurgence of the infection.

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