Nigeria has now recorded over 8000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after announcing an additional 229 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Lagos has 90 cases, Katsina has 27, Imo recorded 26, Kano has 23, FCT has 14, Plateau-12, Ogun-9, Delta-7, Borno-5, Rivers-5, Oyo-4, Gombe-3, Osun-2, Anambra-1, and Bayelsa-1.
Out of the total 8068 confirmed cases, Nigeria has discharged 2311 patients while 233 deaths have been recorded from the virus.
COVID-19 patients refuse govt isolation
About 30 persons have reportedly evaded evacuation into various isolation centres in Gombe State.
This was disclosed by the Chairman, Task force committee on COVID-19, Prof. Idris Mohammed, on Monday. He said that only 12 could be accounted for, leaving the task force with the burden of 18 people outside the confinement of the isolation and treatment facilities.
He explained that the state has a total of 30 people yet to be evacuated in the state, out of which five are Adamawa indigenous. After collecting their samples, he said they were given the state’s epid numbers and they have since gone back to Adamawa State. But because of the epid numbers, they remain Gombe cases on paper but in reality they are in Adamawa State.
He further stated that two others were traced to Kano State and they notified the state epidemiologist and they have been placed in isolation.
“One other to Ogun, the state epidemiologist was called and another one was traced to Nasarawa State, we called the state epidemiologist and the last one to Borno state and he has been evacuated by the state.
“Out of 20 people remaining, they are the ones we are having some challenges evacuating but we are making efforts. As of Sunday, we evacuated two. The good thing is that as most of them are trying not to come, so they are in self isolation, they don’t come out in the open but the traditional rulers and political leaders where they reside are working with the task force to ensure they are evacuated, treated and discharged lawfully.”
Masari under pressure to over lockdown in Katsina
Katsina Governor, Aminu Bello Masari is reportedly under intense pressure mounted by some sections of Katsina citizens particularly those skeptical about the existence of COVID-19 and the majority of the poor who felt economically deprived to jettison the lockdown measures to allow them to move about freely.
This was stated by the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, and member of the State’s COVID-19 Committee, Dr Kabir Mustapha in an exclusive interview with The Nation.
He noted that the disposition of most Katsina citizens to the current COVID-19 fight, remains disappointing, adding that some are even thinking of staging riots should the lockdown continue.
“This is the mentality of our people, they even attempted staging riot. These people thought they are healthy and that we are cheating them by giving them drugs. As I am talking to you a lot of people don’t believe this disease exist
“Somebody complained to us that he is healthy, that we only brought him to the hospital as part of deception by the government.”
Obiano to Anambra: Expect a rise in positive cases
Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano, has told residents in the State to expect more positive cases of Coronavirus pandemic.
He stated this during his special state broadcast to the State yesterday as Anambra recorded its ninth positive case.
The Governor said his administration engage in aggressive community contact tracing by the COVID -19 Committee, which he heads.
Obiano further said the only COVID-19 death recorded so far in the State was a 66-year old man who did not report his ill-health on time.