The Federal Government on Thursday warned Nigerians to take responsibility for their health as COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the country.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora, who stated this in an interview with one of Punch correspondents, said, among other measures, there was the need for Nigerians to take responsibility for their health 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 only 739 cases were recorded between November 26 and December 5, indicating 630.45 per cent increase within 10 days.
When asked on 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.”