The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned the inter-state movement of Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in the country.
Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, said this on Wednesday in Abuja, at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF), briefing on COVID-19.
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Ehanire said that all persons diagnosed with the virus would henceforth be treated in the state where their diagnosis was made to avoid further spread of infection.
He stated that Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs) and Pharmacists should refrain from attempting to treat COVID-19 patients, otherwise their operating licences would be revoked.
He noted that the Federal Ministry of Health has deployed the Chief Consultant Epidemiologist, Public Health Department of Kano state, and 16 staff of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to Kano state to carry out investigations on the recent number of deaths in the state as well identify the peculiarities.