FG To Use Hotel, School As Isolation, Quarantine Centers

The Federal Government disclosed that hotels and school dormitories will be required as quarantine and isolation centres because of a  shortage of hospital beds.

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health stated this on Thursday during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja.

He made it known that there were four levels of COVID-19 patients ranging from those on quarantine with zero or mild symptoms to those that would need to be in an intensive care unit.

Ehanire said, “We have sadly recorded 254 deaths, most of them are persons associated with other ailments, confirming the general observation that risks are higher for

We need to continue increasing bed capacity to match the probable number of patients so that we do not experience horrific scenes of bed space shortages seen in some European hospitals.

In event of overflow, we can require hotels and school dormitories to be prepared for level 1 which is quarantine, and level 2, is isolation of COVID-19 positive with zero or mild symptoms, to free hospital beds to be dedicated to level 3 which are moderate to severe cases and level 4 which is for the high dependency and the intensive care unit.

I, therefore, call on activists and philanthropists to work with state governments  to scale up non-pharmaceutical measures and beef up infrastructural assets for isolation and treatment in their states

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