The Federal Government on Thursday warned Nigerians to take responsibility for their health as COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the country.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora, who stated this in an interview with a source.
According to him, among other measures, there was the need for Nigerians to take responsibility to tackle coronavirus.
Mamora said this as COVID-19 cases continued to increase, with the country recording 5,398 infections between December 6 and 15.
Data obtained from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Thursday indicated a sharp increase in infections as 739 cases were recorded between November 26 and December 5, indicating 630.45 per cent increase within 10 days.
When asked what the Federal Government would do in view of the increase in cases, Mamora stated that the government would continue to strengthen existing measures.
He said, “It’s essentially to strengthen the existing measures through advocacy, awareness creation, education and emphasis on the need for people to take responsibility for their health.”
It was reported on Thursday that no fewer than 107 inbound passengers to Nigeria tested positive for COVID-19 in the last one week.
According to the report, between November 25 and December 4, the country recorded 749 cases of COVID-19.
Between December 5 and December 14, the cases recorded were 4,029, representing 437.92 per cent increase over the previous 10 days.
Commenting on the rising cases, the President, Guild of Medical Directors, Dr Abiodun Kuti, said they might be as a result of people coming into the country from Europe and the United States of America.
He said, “The influx of Nigerians coming from Europe and America for the festive period will definitely increase the spread of Omicron variant in the country. These countries have high exposure levels already.”