As the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continue to increase, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has donated 425 hospitals to the Nigerian government to be used as isolation centres.
The hospitals, which would be converted to isolation centres are spread in all parts of the country.
Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced this on Monday during the COVID-19 daily press briefing.
Speaking on adherence to stipulated guidelines for conduct during the ease of lockdown, Boss Mustapha acknowledged that the country witnessed a rise in the number of positive cases during the first week of the ease of lockdown, which he attributed to the country’s expanded testing capacity, made possible by the opening of more testing centres.
Mustapha directed all state governors to approach the Bishopric in their individual states, to take oerv and access the facilities.
He advised that the isolation centres should set up the centres to accommodate a minimum of 300 beds.
Mustapha advised Nigerians to strictly follow laid down guidelines for movement and interaction this period.