NCDC COVID-19 figures don’t represent Nigeria’s reality – Tomori

The Chairman, National Technical Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, has said the COVID-19 figures being released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on COVID-19 should not be taken hook, line and sinker.

Tomori, who lectures at the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, said this on Tuesday while delivering a lecture at the opening of the Annual General Meeting of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, University College Hospital, Ibadan, chapter.

Speaking on the theme: ‘Science and Mis-Science of COVID-19’, the virologist said the NCDC had given verdicts, which contracted the reality on the ground.

Tomori, who delivered the lecture online, said some of the misinformation about the virus should be discarded.

The Chairman, UCH Response Team on COVID-19, Prof. Kayode Osungbade, also faulted the accuracy of the figures being given at both the federal and state levels.

Osungbade said, “Reopening the airports, the schools, the universities and clubhouses are a threat.”

He said the nation needed to be cautious so that it would not be forced to lockdown again.

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