$Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Warns Of Possible COVID-19 Infection Rise
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on November 28, 2022
The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, has predicted that Nigeria will likely see an increase in COVID-19 cases and a decrease in hospitalisation over the holiday season this year.
The Director-General made the prediction while speaking exclusively with Punch Newspaper and monitored by RoyalFM News.
Adetifa, in the interview, claimed that the increase in travel over the holiday season might result in a rise in cases.
The NCDC boss said vaccination and previous COVID-19 infections provided some degrees of immunity, adding that the Omicron variant was the dominant strain in the country.
The latest data from the NCDC showed that there were Two Hundred And Sixty-Six Thousand, Two Hundred And Eighty-Three confirmed cases of COVID-19 with Three Thousand, One Hundred And Fifty-Five deaths, while the number of discharged cases stood at Two Hundred And Fifty-Nine Thousand, Six Hundred And Forty as of November 18.