The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians to take their health seriously as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen astronomically by 630%.

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora, who made the appeal said there is need for Nigerians to take responsibility to tackle coronavirus as COVID-19 cases continues to increase with the country recording  5,398 infections between December 6 and 15.

When asked on what the Federal Government would do in view of the increase in cases,  Mamora  stated that the government would continue to strengthen existing measures.

“It’s essentially to strengthen the existing measures through advocacy, awareness creation, education and emphasis on the need for people to take responsibility for their health.”

No fewer than 107 inbound passengers to Nigeria tested positive for COVID-19 in the last one week.

Between November 25 and December 4, the country recorded  749 cases of COVID-19 while between  December 5 and December 14, the cases recorded were 4,029 representing 437.92 percent increase over the previous 10 days.