The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnibe Mamora has blamed the increased cases of Coronavirus in the country on non-compliance with the directive on lockdown.
Speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, Mamora noted that there is evidence of increasing community transmission in the country.
The Minister also said the unauthorized treatment of highly contagious COVID-19 patients in private homes or unaccredited health facilities, led to house to house and cluster testing which has contributed to increased case detection.
“The rising number of cases is of concern to all but there is evidence of increasing in country community transmission which to a large extent is as a result of non-compliance with lockdown orders and other non-medical interventions and other presumptive source of exposure to infections.
“The unauthorized treatment of highly contagious COVID-19 patients in private homes or unaccredited health facilities with the risk of infecting their families, other patients, visitors and health workers. These factors necessitated the active case finding strategy with the house to house and cluster testing which has contributed to increased case detection.”
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