The second waves of the coronavirus in Nigeria are hitting hard than the first, yet many seem to feel less concern about this great danger. The death cases from coronavirus in the country have risen sharply since the onset of the second wave late last month.
Critical cases have also gone up as states continue to take stricter measures to halt the virus spread.
According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 74 deaths have been recorded from the virus this month (as at Saturday).
There are 22 critical cases of people receiving oxygen at one Federal Capital Territory (FCT) isolation centre.
The NCDC report said after a progressive drop in the number of deaths recorded from September to November, the death toll regained momentum this month. It went up from 27 last month.
He said there were 42 patients on admission at Gwagwalada treatment centre and 46 patients at the ThisDay Dome.
He said that FCT might be compelled to reopen the shut isolation and treatment centres such as the Idu Centre.
“Ordinarily, we would not have wanted to reopen them, but if there is an upsurge, we will be compelled to reopen them.
“The Gwagwalada Isolation Centre is fully functional and operational; it has become a centre of excellence and reference point.
“However, at Idu Treatment and Isolation Centre, because we were fortunate to have a reduction up to zero levels in FCT, at one time, we no longer had patients there.
“But now, with the resurgence (second wave of COVID-19) we have to be prepared to restore the place to be operational.
“We all know our health status. So if you have higher health risk, you need to take greater precautions, so that you would not find yourself battling with the health situation imposed by the COVID-19,” he said.