The federal government has ordered all isolation and treatment centres in the country to be prepared ahead of a possible second wave of COVID-19.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made this known at a Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.
This is coming at a time when there has been an increased number of Coronavirus cases in the country.
He expressed that the move was to prepare the country for a possible second wave of the pandemic which some European countries are already battling with.
At the press briefing, the Minister pointed out that everyone had a role to play in the effort to prevent the explosive spread of the infection in the country.
“We are seeing the increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last few days, which we have frequently alluded to in recent times. This rightly suggests that we may just be on the verge of a second wave of this pandemic.
“To prepare ourselves, I have directed that all Isolation and Treatment Centres, which were hiterto closed due to reduced patient load, to be prepared for reopening and the staff complement put on alert,” he said.