- Till date, 47290 cases have been confirmed, 33609 cases have been discharged and 956 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
- A multi-sectoral national emergency operations center (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities
- Till date, 47290 cases have been confirmed, 33609 cases have been discharged and 956 deaths have been reco
Nigeria has recorded an additional 423 new cases of COVID- in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its website revealed that Lagos, the epicenter recorded an additional 117 cases, followed by the FCT with 40 and Ondo with 35.
Others include Rivers-28, Osun-24, Benue-21, Abia-19, Ogun-19, Ebonyi-18, Delta-17, Kwara-17, Kaduna-15, Anambra-14, Ekiti-11, Kano-9, Imo-6, Gombe-4, Oyo-3, Taraba-3, while Bauchi, Edo, and Nasarawa recorded one case each.
Nigeria now has 47,290 confirmed cases while 33,609 patients have been discharged. The death toll currently stands at 956.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
Anglican bishop: Worshippers won’t contract covid-19
The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye has expressed the belief that no virus or disease can be contracted in the church of God.
Olumakaiye in a statement noted that even when members used the same cup for Holy Communion, they could not contract any disease, adding that the principle was beyond tradition, saying it was divine.
“However, in obedience to all laid down protocols of wearing nose masks, regular washing of hands, physical distancing, and so on, our churches have made adequate preparations. In all of these, let the joy of the Lord be our strength because that is what we will be spreading and not any virus,” he added.
While commending the efforts of the government in curbing the spread of coronavirus, and health workers for their sacrifice, he said the church was the hope of the common man, because “when every other thing or method fails, the church of God, where God’s holy altar is, cannot fail.”
He, therefore, said that it is high time the world came together in fervent prayers to God for intervention.
“As we congregate in our churches, let us humble ourselves with the assurances that it is only God that can help us. Pray, seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways so that the Lord will heal our land of this pandemic,” the cleric added.