Nigeria is about to hit 6000-mark with an additional 338 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the last 24 hours.
From the 338 cases, Lagos state, the epicenter of the dreaded virus has 177 cases followed by Kano with 64, 21 were recorded in FCT, 16 in Rivers, 14 in Plateau, 11 in Oyo, 9 in Katsina, 4 in Jigawa and Kaduna, 3 each in Abia, Bauchi and Borno, 2 in Gombe, Akwa Ibom, and Delta while Ondo, Kebbi, and Sokoto recorded one case each.
Out of the 5959 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 in Nigeria, 1594 have been discharged while 182 deaths have been recorded.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
Lagos lists conditions to reopen businesses, worship centres
Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has raised hope that churches will soon be reopened for businesses and other endeavors.
He, however, said they must meet conditions set by the government, adding that pending when those conditions are met, “the status quo will remain.”
“We are reviewing and considering how the phased unlocking will happen. If we see huge level of compliance, then it can happen in the next two to three weeks. If not, it could take a month or two months. It is until we are sure all of these players are ready to conform to our guidelines,” the governor said.
COVID-19: President to outline way forward today – PTF
The Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to address the nation today on new procedures in the national response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He said the president was briefed on Sunday at the State House by members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control which he chairs.
The President expressed satisfaction with the progress recorded in Nigeria’s campaign against COVID-19, given available resources and facilities.
At the meeting were the PTF chairman, Health Minister Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Director-General Chikwe Ihekweazu, and the National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu.
Mustapha also revealed that the PTF opposed the idea of reopening congregation centres.