Nasarawa Government says it is converting the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Magaji Dan Yamusa Orientation Camp in Keffi Local Government Area of the state to an isolation centre.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Mr Yahaya Ahmed, announced this at a news conference shortly after an expanded review meeting on Coronavirus (COVID-19) held in Lafia on Thursday.
He said that the centre would cater for the high increase of positive cases in the state, especially from Nasarawa West Senatorial Zone.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state recorded 177 confirmed COVID-19 cases, out of which, 87 have been treated and discharged, while 53 persons are receiving treatment.
A total of 30 others are in self-isolation, awaiting transfer to treatment centres, with seven deaths from the virus.