COVID-19 Nigeria Update Today

The 195 new cases of COVID-19 announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has brought the total case in Nigeria to 1532 in the country.
According to the government agency, out of the 195 new cases reported eighty is from Lagos; the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria, followed by 38 from Kno that has been reporting mysterious deaths for over a week. Ogun and Bauchi have 15 new cases, 11 from Borno, 10 from Gombe, nine from Sokoto, Edo and Jigawa reported 5 new cases, 
2 from Zamfara, while Rivers, Enugu, Delta, CT and Nasarawa recorded one case each.
Presently, NCDC has reported the discharge of 225 patients and recorded 44 deaths.

Relaxation of lockdown doesn’t mean the of COVID-19 -FG

The Federal Government has said that the relaxation of lockdown doesn’t mean that coronavirus pandemic has dissipated.

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, at the daily briefing urged Nigerians to brace for a difficult phase in the battle against the virus.

Mustapha noted that the relaxation of the lockdown is to enable people gradually return to their daily lives but in a moderated manner.

Kano loses another prominent indigene

Dr Ghali Umar of the Department of Architecture of the Kano State University of Science and Technology is another Kano indigene that has died in the wake of mysterious deaths in the state.

Umar’s death was announced by Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Shehu Musa in a statement.

“We regret to announce the death of Arch. Dr. Ghali Kabir Umar, of the Department of Architecture.”

Musa, therefore, prayed for Allah to forgive the shortcomings of Umar and reward him with Jannatul Firdaus.”

Umar is the fifth prominent scholar to die in Kano in the last 72 hours.

Three COVID-19 patients die in Sokoto

Three coronavirus patients have died in Soko. This was confirmed by Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in a statewide broadcast.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, the governor said the deceased had underlying sicknesses, including diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure respectively.

“And, unfortunately, so far, out of the 54 tests carried out from Sokoto state, it means that we have 19 positive cases.

“Out of these, unfortunately again, we have recorded today 3 COVID-19 associated deaths. All of the 3 are patients having history of some other diseases-diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.”

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