President Muhammadu Buhari has reeled out what was achieved with the 14-day lockdown in Lagos, FCT Abuja and Ogun, which has been extended by another two weeks.
During a presidential broadcast on Monday evening, Buhari also applauded the support amassed from all traditional rulers, celebrities, religious associations as well as the media.
The President established that the country has recorded impressive feats towards ending the pandemic despite the lockdown.
“As a result of the overwhelming support and cooperation received, we were able to achieve a lot during these 14 days of initial lockdown.
“We implemented comprehensive public health measures that intensified our case identification, testing, isolation and contact tracing capabilities.
“To date, we have identified 92% of all identified contacts while doubling the number of testing laboratories in the country and raising our testing capacity to 1,500 tests per day,” he said.
He further noted that the country has “trained over 7,000 Healthcare workers on infection prevention and control while deploying NCDC teams to 19 states of the federation.”
“Lagos and Abuja today have the capacity to admit some 1,000 patients each across several treatment centres.
“Many State Governments have also made provisions for isolation wards and treatment centres. We will also build similar centers near our airports and land borders.
“Using our resources and those provided through donations, we will adequately equip and man these centres in the coming weeks.
‘Already, health care workers across all the treatment centers have been provided with the personal protective equipment that they need to safely carry out the care they provide.”
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