Good day, here is the update on COVID-19 in Nigeria for today April 23, 2020.
The addition of ninety-one cases of COVID-19 has been reported. Out of which seventy- four are in Lagos, five in Katsina, four in Ogun, two in Delta and Edo, while Kwara, Oyo, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Adamawa have one respectively.
The reported ninety-one cases take the total number of cases to eight hundred and seventy-three (873). With one hundred and ninety-seven (197) discharged, twenty-eight gave up the ghosts.
So, Lagos which is the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria has 504 cases, followed by the FCT with 119, Kano-73, Ogun-24, Katsina-21, Osun-20, Oyo-17, Edo-17, Kwara-10, Kaduna-9, Akwa Ibom-9, Borno-9, Bauchi-8, Delta-6, Gombe-5, Ekiti-4, Ondo-3, Rivers-3, Jigawa-2, Enugu-2, Niger-2, Abia-2, Benue-1, Anambra-1, Sokoto-1, and Adamawa-1.
FG dismisses November resumption for schools
The Federal Government has quickly dismissed a social media post, which stated that primary and secondary schools nationwide would be resuming by November 2020.
The social media post had stated that the development was due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
While declaring a manhunt for the author of the fake press release, the Ministry of Education in a statement in Abuja, signed by the Director of Press, Ben Goong, urged Nigerians to disregard the fake notice, saying that the author was believed to be mentally unstable.
He further stated that the release calling for schools to resume by November 2020 as a result of the pandemic spread was fake and should be disregarded.
Oyo records first COVID-19 death
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has announced the first COVID-19 death of the state on Wednesday.
Makinde disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Wednesday night.
According to him, the deceased died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan before his COVID-19 test result came out positive.
“The patient died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, before his result came out today- Wednesday; contact tracing has already commenced.
“As reported earlier, one confirmed case was transferred to Lagos, so, there are currently five active cases in Oyo State,” Makinde wrote.