Nigeria has recorded an additional 108 cases yesternight.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed this via its social media pages, taking the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 to 981.
According to the data released by the government agency, Lagos, the epicentre of the virus has 78; Federal Capital Territory (14); Ogun (five); Gombe (five); Borno (three); Akwa Ibom (two) Kwara (one) while Plateau got into the list with an index case.
NCDC further revealed that the death toll has risen from 28 to 31 with 197 discharged patients.
Over 40 front liners infected
The Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire has revealed that over 40 health workers, including doctors, have tested positive for coronavirus.
Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, he said it had, therefore, become critically important for health workers to maintain a high index of suspicion and protect themselves adequately with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the line of duty.
LASUTH Medical Guild speaks
The Medical Guild in Lagos has said that three of its members at Alimosho General Hospital and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, had tested positive for COVID-19.
This was revealed by Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo and Dr Ismail Ajibowo, Chairman and Secretary, of the Guild, stated on their Instagram accounts of the body.
The duo confirmed that the three doctors had been admitted at different isolation facilities in Lagos for treatment and that their medical conditions were stable, as they continue to enjoy the support of the guild.
Labour and FG on same page
The Federal Government has said that it’s on the same page with the Labout unions on the measures being adopted to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha stated this on Thursday during the briefing.
Mustapha, who chairs the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, cleared the air on the fear expressed by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), saying he and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Ayuba Waba, met in Abuja early on Wednesday and the Labour leader offered suggestions on the way forward in the national response efforts.
209 under surveillance in Abia
The Abia State Government has said that it had traced 209 contacts of the two index coronavirus cases in the state and placed them under surveillance in an isolation facility.
The Abia Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, made this known in a statement on Friday, where he stated that the Abia Rapid Response Team, the Medical Protocol Sub-committee of Abia Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 and the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia, were tracing other contacts of the index cases.
He said that the contact tracing would continue and would be focused on Ikwuano, Ukwa West and Umuahia North Local Government Areas of the state.