COVID-19 Update in Nigeria

COVID-19 Update in Nigeria

Nigeria recorded 103 new cases on Thursday as countries like Germany, UK and Canada reported daily spikes. The NCDC said: “So far, Nigeria has recorded 59,841 cases. 51,551 patients have been discharged, while 1,113 persons have died.”
The breakdown of the new cases shows: Lagos 39 new cases, Rivers, 21; Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 19; Oyo, six; Kaduna, four; Ogun and Bauchi, three each; Imo and Kano, two each; while Nasarawa and Plateau recorded one each.
At the briefing of the Presidential Task Force yesterday, it expressed concerns on recent low testing rate in the country.

It was announced that 22 persons have so far tested positive for COVID-19, among the 1,473 persons of interest tested since the reopening of the nation’s international airspace; and out of the passengers who have returned since the opening of the airspace, 27 persons have been found to have fake COVID-19 test result or none at all.
The PTF urged Nigerians to change their attitude of skepticism and nonchalance to the virus because “the virus is real, ferocious and deadly.”
It has released fresh guidelines developed in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Education and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for the reopening of schools nationwide.

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