COVID-19 Nigeria Update Today

Nigeria has recorded an additional 288 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hours to bring the total number of cases to 5445.

Out of the new cases, 179 are from Lagos, 20 in Kaduna, 15 each in Katsina and Jigawa, 13 in Borno, 11 in Ogun, 8 in Kano, 7 in FCT, 4 each in Niger and Ekiti, three in Oyo, Delta,  and Bauchi, 2 in Kwara and one in Edo.

Out of the 5445 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, 1320 have been discharged with 171 death recorded.

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Kaduna discharges 35 infected Almajirai after COVID-19 treatment

About 35 of the Almajirai infected by Covid-19 in Kaduna State have been discharged.

This was revealed by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i via his Twitter handle. He said the state now has 47 active Covid-19 cases.

“35 more patients, all of them almajirai have been discharged having tested negative to the virus.

“The State now has 47 active Covid-19 cases, having discharged 63 persons and recorded four fatalities.” He said.

15 health workers die of COVID-19

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has disclosed that about 15 health workers have lost their lives to coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

According to the body, over 200,000 health care professionals, especially nurses and doctors, have been exposed to COVID-19 while 70 nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 and about 200 are in isolation, adding that about eight doctors and 6 nurses have died from COVID-19.

This was disclosed by the President of NANNM, Comrade Abdurafiu Adeniji, at a briefing to commemorate this year’s Nurses Day in Abuja yesterday.

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He noted that tension, insufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), anxiety, inadequate provision of medical consumables and few life support equipment, absence of life insurance, among other things, are what health workers are perpetually grappling with as they combat the deadly virus.

 COVID-19: Ebonyi, Sokoto, and Katsina ease lockdown

Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi has lifted the ban on religious worship after more than a month of closure of churches, mosques and other worship centres forced by the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Sokoto State also reduced the curfew from 10 to 8 hours, as the curfew now runs from 10 pm to 6 am as against 8 pm to 6 am.

In Katsina State, Governor Aminu Masari revoked the lockdown order imposed on Mani and Safana local government areas while the Edo State government set up a committee to advise it on relaxing some of the lockdown measures currently in place.

Religious centres in Ebonyi, with effect from yesterday, are free to conduct services once a week, according to Information and State Orientation Commissioner Uchenna Orji.

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