COVID-19 Patients at Risk of Depression in Isolation Centers

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COVID-19 patients who have stayed for a long period at the isolation centres are reportedly at the risk of depression. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire made this known on Thursday at the press conference of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The Minister said that COVID-19 patients who spent a long period at the Isolation centres were at the risk of depression. He said the government had plans to deploy psychologists in isolation centres to take care of such patients.

“On mental health of those in isolation, who have stayed a little bit longer, some people get a little bit of mental depression. This mental health issue is under consideration. it is also being developed in states to have psychologists create things to engage those in isolation.”

More on the briefing on Thursday, Mosque, churches and schools were asked to submit plans on re-opening to the Federal Government for review.