The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has appealed to Nigerians to donate their buildings as isolation centres as the country will likely run out of space as it battles the spread of the Coronavirus Disease.
Ehanire said this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said the appeal had even become more urgent against the backdrop of the revelation of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control that it intends to test two million people in the next three months.
He said: “I have appealed to citizens to make their property available temporarily for this purpose.
“I am sure that after that, there are many property owners who will come up and donate to state governments for a period of time to be used for this function.
“We are not out of space now, but we are making the appeal ahead of time so that we have these facilities ready.”