Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire, inspected an Isolation Centre under construction at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital UATH Gwagwalada as part of the precautionary measures to prevent importation of coronavirus.

Ehanire in a statement by the Head Media and Public Relations in the ministry Enefaa Bob- Manuel, said the Federal Government had adopted the measure in the event that the disease is imported.

Ehanire said there was need for a facility where diagnosis could be carried out by staff to be trained by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC and Port Health Services Division of the Ministry.

According to him, the training will equip health workers to build their capacity to treat Lassa fever so that patients will not need to travel as far as Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, in Edo.

In his response, the Chief Medical Director CMD of UATH, Bissallah Ekele pledged his support to provide necessary facility for the centre.