The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the launch of a blog to document COVID-19 “stories”. NCDC Chief Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu said this at a press conference held in Abuja on Saturday.
Mr Ihekweazu said that creating a blog was pertinent for process documentation and informing the public alongside.
“We cannot handle future public health emergencies without applying lessons learned from the current pandemic. “This is why documenting #COVID19NigeriaStories is important,” he said.
He urged Nigerians to log on to – covid19blog.ncdc.gov.ng – to read about the people behind the response. Mr Ihekweazu said that individuals and firms in many sectors have worked with great coordination to develop and implement Nigeria’s COVID-19 response.
“The #COVID-19NigeriaStories explores different state-level responses to COVID-19. It is interesting to learn how different states are responding toward tackling the pandemic,” he explained.
Ihekweazu said the blog documentation project was being handled by Nigeria Health Watch, with support from Ford Foundation. Nigeria, like other nations, have been confronted with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to NCDC figures, Nigeria has recorded 66,000 confirmed cases, 61,884 recoveries, 1,166 deaths while active COVID 19 cases have risen to 3,178 as at November 22, 2020.