Dr Osagie Ehanire., the Minister of Health has said about 40 health workers in Nigeria have, so far, tested positive for COVID-19.
Ehanire disclosed this at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.
The Minister cautioned health workers to ensure safety precautions are taken when treating patients.
He said, ”This warning has become necessary due of the number of health workers who have tested positive for COVID-19, They are over forty now.”
Ehanire said apart from the over 40 health workers, there are some “who have been quarantined in the last 2 weeks due to exposure and have not been able to contribute to efforts of the health sector.”
Meanwhile, as at 22nd of April Nigeria has recorded a total number of 873 cases of Coronavirus,, 197 recoveries and 28 deaths.