The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has appealed to Nigerians to donate their buildings to be used as isolation centers for treatment of coronavirus patients.
Ehanire made the appeal on Thursday at the press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) aimed to test two million people in the next three months more buildings would be needed as isolation centres.
“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,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu said the health agency is struggling for bed spaces to accommodate COVID-19 patients across the country.