COVID-19 Nigeria Update Today
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
Nurse among those who test positive for COVID-19 in Ogun
The new COVID-19 cases recorded in Ogun involved a nurse, an administrative staff and three other persons at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, Ogun State.
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It could be recalled that during the week, two persons, and a pregnant woman, who died at the facility before her positive test result arrived and another young man, tested positive at the facility.
This made the hospital management after confirming the previous two cases to shut down the Accident and Emergency Complex where the two patients were treated.
It was learnt that seven more persons have been reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 at the hospital as of Friday.
COVID-19: PTF reports Kogi governor to Buhari
Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello has been reported to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Coronavirus Disease for what it termed the governor’s hostile attitude to the body.
The Task Force also expressed displeasure with Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Ben Ayade (Cross River) for allegedly not cooperating with the committee in the fight against COVID-19.
Similarly, they are unimpressed by the attitudes of the Kogi and Cross River State governments is the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), particularly on claims by the two states that they are coronavirus free.
The association says the two states must follow the testing guidelines issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) before having such bragging rights.
There could be a fresh lockdown in Lagos
Due to disregard for the regulations for checking the spread of COVID-19 by the residents, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has warned residents of the state that there may be another lockdown soon.
The governor declared on Saturday that the government might be forced to review the terms of easing the lockdown if there was no improvement in the adherence to the guidelines initiated to break the cycle of transmission of the virus.
His reaction is coming from the interception of a COVID-19 corpse from Lagos at Akwa Ibom.
Vehicles carrying people in violation of the ban on interstate travels were intercepted in Abia, Cross River and Kwara States.