The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has expressed worry over the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), saying that about 150 health workers have been infected by the virus.
Acting secretary for Health and Human Services (HHSS), Dr Mohammed Kawu raised the alarm during an interview with LEADERSHIP in his office yesterday.
Kawu noted that the health workers were not infected in the facilities where they work but were infected from their homes especially from people treating coronavirus patients privately as well as those who must have travelled out of the FCT despite the ban on interstate travels.
“Many health workers in the FCT are getting infected by the coronavirus and I can tell you that about 150 health workers in the FCT have been infected”.
He frowned that despite the increased infection of the virus in the territory and other parts of the country, many residents do not still believe that coronavirus is real, adding that such people have refused to facemask or implement other guidelines against the spread of the virus.
The acting secretary revealed that the secretariat has embarked on active community search for COVID-19 patients in FCT communities to ascertain the number of people infected by the disease.