The Federal Government of Nigeria has requested that Governors of each state should provide, at least, 300-bed space facilities in their respective state.
In the case of the upsurge in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreading across the country, which is a threat to the nation.
The Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Friday in Abuja, when he was being featured on a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum. in other to let known of the government’s efforts to contain the disease.
Lia Mohammed, who is a member of the Presidential Task Force for the Control of COVID-19, said that the facilities would serve as isolation centres for COVID-19 patients.
He said that while testing for the virus is centralised, it would be difficult to move people that test positive across states.
“The governors must not wait for a deluge of patients before making the preparation.
“We are not asking them to build hospitals, but if they have facilities that can be converted such as hotels, conference centres, let us know and we will come and accredit them.
“We will tell them what equipment they would need and what type of training we are going to give as support,” he said.
The minister hailed the cooperation the task force had so far received from the states in the fight against the disease.
He assured that Nigerians and the federal government would continue to take the lead and set the policies. and surly win the fight against the deadly virus.