Face shields not sufficient enough to protect against COVID-19 – NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu (video)

Chikwe Ihekwazu, the Director-General of The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, has advised against the use of only Face shields as a protection against getting infected by the novel Coronavirus.   In recent weeks, many Nigerians have opted to use Face shields instead of the popular face masks.   However, while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 today June 25, Ihekweazu said from available knowledge, Face shields are not sufficient enough to protect

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No state is COVID-19 free- NCDC Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that no state in the country is COVID-19 free.   Ihekweazu said this today June 22 while speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force in Abuja. He said a state can only talk about being COVID-19 free when it is testing and have the effective tool to fight the disease.   In his words   “No state in Nigeria is COVID-19 free. No country in the

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812 health workers infected with COVID19

The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, today revealed that not less than 812 health workers have been infected with the COVID-19 virus in the line of duty.   He made this known while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja today June 2.   According to Ihekweazu, 29 of the 812 infected health workers are members of staff of the NCDC.    “Crossing the 10,000 mark was

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We have reduced the number of tests conducted on persons infected with Coronavirus before they are discharged

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has disclosed that they have reviewed the policy on the discharge of Coronavirus patients in the country.    Chikwe who appeared on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Thursday May 21, said the number of tests conducted on persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) before they are certified to have recovered from the disease, was reduced in the new policy.    He said;    “So, the discharge criterion at the moment

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Fruits have not been identified as a mode of transmission for Coronavirus- NCDC boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu

Chikwe Iheakweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, has said that fruits have not been identified as a mode of transmission for the novel Coronavirus.   Ihekweazu said this while responding to a question posed to him by a reporter at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja today May 19.   A reporter had asked him if the virus can be transmitted to persons who consume fruits purchased from the

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