COVID-19 Nigeria Update Today
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced an additional 348 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
According to the government agency, Lagos, the epicenter has 163 cases, followed by the FCT with 76, Ebonyi has 23, Rivers-21, Delta-8, Nasarawa-8, Niger-8, Enugu-6, Bauchi-5, Edo-5, Ekiti-5, Ondo-5, Gombe-5, Benue-4, Ogun-2, Osun-1, Plateau-1, Kogi-1, and Anambra one respectively.
The latest announcement has brought the total confirmed cases in Nigeria to 11166. 3329 have been discharged while 315 deaths have been recorded.
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Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
NSCIA reacts as CAN faults PTF advisory to 55 years old and above
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to the advisory given by the Presidential Task Force on COVID -19 Control that people who are 55 years and above should avoid worship centers.
The PTF coordinator, Dr. Aliyu Sani, had given the advisory on Tuesday, saying that the category of people is vulnerable to Coronavirus pandemic.
“Due to the nature of the religious congregation, places of worship are particularly recognised to have a major potential for spreading COVID-19 infection”.
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Reacting, CAN Secretary Joseph Daramola said those that are advised to stay away are “the people that are core church members.”
“They are pillars of the church with their experience in life. It is the older people that go to church and teach the young ones.
“If you are restricting me from church, what message are you passing? Who is going to enforce that? There should be fundamental human rights. The government wants to meet international standards and they are doing it in the wrong way. We are frowning at it”.