91 percent contacts of COVID-19 patients have been traced

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    Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says 91 percent of confirmed contacts of COVID-19 patients have been identified.

    As of March 30, 2020, more than 6,000 people were being traced in Lagos and Abuja over their contact with COVID-19 patients.

    “So, as at yesterday, we had identified and are following up, every day, 91 percent of all the contacts of confirmed cases that were confirmed up till the end of yesterday.

    “We are seeing some early indication of a community transmission. That is why the last time I presented these figures, for about 30 percent of patients, we haven’t quite figured out from whom they got that infection. That is an early indicator of community spread, and we are working extremely hard right now. That’s the purpose of the lockdown.”

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