The Nigerian government is appealing to Nigerians to make their homes and properties available as temporary isolation centers.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, in a press briefing. According to the minister, Nigeria is not yet out of bed spaces for patients of the deadly Coronavirus disease but the plea was necessary because soon that will be the case.
“I have appealed to citizens to make their property available temporarily for this purpose. I am sure that after that, there are many property owners who will come up and donate to state governments for a period of time to be used for this function,” the minister said.
“We are not out of space now but we are making the appeal ahead of time so that we have these facilities ready,” he added.
Nigeria currently has only 3,500 COVID-19 bed spaces in all 36 states and its federal capital city of Abuja. However, the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus disease in the country lies at 1932