Latest COVID-19 Update in Nigeria
Nigeria has recorded an additional 600 cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
As announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC), Lagos, the epicentre recorded nd additional 129, while the FCT has 118.
Others are Oyo-87, Kano-55, Benue-42, Enugu-35, Kwara-28, Imo-16, Ogun-13, Kaduna-12, Ondo-12, Delta-11, Edo-11, Plateau-8, Nasarawa-6, Ekiti-6, Niger-6, Borno-4, Abia-4, and Gombe-3.
With a total of 35,454 confirmed cases, Nigeria has discharged 14,633 patients while 772 deaths have been recorded.
READ: Latest Nigeria News Headlines July 18 2020
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
COVID-19: Umahi suspends five aides for not wearing face masks
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Friday suspended five of his special assistants for non-compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols at the Margaret Umahi International Market Abakaliki.
The concerned aides are the ones managing the market. They were recently appointed to enforce compliance with COVID-19 protocols in the market.
During his visit to the market, the governor was enraged when he noticed that most of the people at the market were not putting on face masks.
After discovering that the five aides were not on duty at the market, the governor, who had suspended two auditor-generals and the state coordinator of FADAMA III recently issued the suspension order.
They have therefore been directed to hand over their official vehicles.