It is premature to say Nigeria is flattening curve — Experts

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COVID-19: It is premature to say Nigeria is flattening curve — Experts

By Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale

A renowned molecular biology laboratory expert, Dr Casmier Ifeanyi on Monday cautioned Nigerians against jubilating over a statement credited to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 that the country was gradually flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying, Nigeria was not yet out of the woods.

Last week, the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, hinted that Nigeria was beginning to flatten the curve with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, even as he warned against complacency to avoid a second wave pandemic.

Flattening the curve refers to community isolation measures that keep the daily number of COVID-19 cases at a manageable level.

Ifeanyi, who is also the Secretary-General of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, debunked the claim.

In a chat with Good Health Weekly, he argued that from all the…



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