Federal government has warned health workers in the country to refrain from treating coronavirus patients privately.
The Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire made the announcement on Friday at the Presidential Task Force PTF daily media briefing.
Ehanire directed all health workers to refer all COVID-19 cases to certified healthcare facilities in the country for isolation and management.
The minister stated: “All medical practitioners, health care workers and also the public are reminded that COVID-19 is such a highly infectious disease and they should abstain from trying to privately treat or manage these cases in their homes.
“Only designated treatment centre can provide safe isolation and management of COVID-19 patients.
“All designated isolation and treatment centres have adequate supplies to manage cases and there is no shortage of Personal Protective Equipment and no fear of shortage in the short term for health workers.”