The federal government has approved the use of four stadiums as well as all NYSC orientation camps in the country, as isolation centres in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Minister of Youth and Sport, Sunday Dare made this known via his Twitter handle this afternoon. He wrote;
“Mr. President has approved for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to open and make available the stadiums in Surulere Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna as well as our NYSC camps nationwide for use as isolation centers as they are needed. We are in touch with relevant authorities.”
We are in this together. And together we shall overcome. I call on the Youth of Nigeria to be at the vanguard of dissemination of timely and accurate information via social media to Nigerians in their communities. We must ratchet up the awareness campaign for our people.” he wrote
Stadiums can be used as testing centres and because of space they will allow for required distancing. Our prayers are that Nigeria never gets to this level – but we must all be prepared to support the system. God bless all our doctors and medical staff at this critical time— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) March 27, 2020
The stadiums are huge complexes with many outdoor and indoor areas. Medical personnel and authorities will determine the appropriate areas of usage if and when necessary.— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) March 27, 2020
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