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We speedily built hospitals across Nigeria to contain COVID-19 – Buhari tells world leaders



Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that his government built emergency hospital wards across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19.

He stated this while addressing world leaders at the ongoing 76th United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York.

Buhari said medical facilities were erected across Nigeria in a bid to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic which halted economic and other activities across the globe in 2020 and early 2021.

Speaking further, he assured the UN Assembly of the full support and cooperation of the Nigerian delegation and revealed that his government had trained over 40,000 health care workers on the prevention of infections.

He said, “In addition, over 40,000 health care workers have recently been trained on Infection, Prevention and Control measure with the support of various partners. Through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, we have established 16 infectious disease treatment centres located within our Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres.

“We built isolation centres and emergency hospital wards in record time all over the country. We carry out genomic sequencing in designated laboratories across the country with a view to detecting variants in circulation.”

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