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COVID-19: FG to establishment of oxygen plant in 36 States

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of at least one oxygen plant in each of the 36 States of the federation.

President Buhari also approved the rehabilitation of five oxygen plants across tertiary health institutions in Nigeria.

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, disclosed this during a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.

“Approval has been given to rehabilitate five oxygen plants across various tertiary health institutions in Abuja.

“The President has also approved that at least one oxygen plant should be established in each state of the federation immediately.

“The National Coordinator will elaborate on this during this briefing.

“What is currently confronting us is a critical phase of infections globally,” Mustapha said.

Mustapha said that the PTF are constantly reviewing their strategy to emerging situations, especially in risk communication, vaccine hesitancy, fake news/disinformation.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night recorded 1,354 new infections of COVID-19 in the country.

The NCDC stated that the new infections bring Nigeria’s total to 92,705.

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