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COVID-19: NCDC Advises Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women To Take Precautions


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned pregnant and breastfeeding women to take routine preventative measures seriously in order to avoid them contracting the virus.  

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, gave this warning during a press briefing on COVID19 on Friday in Abuja.

He had listed this measures which includes diligent hand washing, avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of infection and covering of sneezes and coughs.
He said that it was yet to be confirmed if pregnant women are more vulnerable to the virus than other members of the public or whether they are likely to have more serious illness resulting from the infection. 

However he noted that the bodily changes that occur in expectant mothers put them at risk for some infections.
He had also advised them to in addition to taking the preventive measures put in place by the federal government they should not forget to go for their ante-natal care, eat healthy meals and ensure that they have adequate bed rest.

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