Nigeria has recorded 463 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos has 128 new cases followed by Kwara with 92 and Enugu with 39.
Others are Delta-33, Edo-29, Plateau-28, Kaduna-23, Oyo-15, Ogun-14, Osun-14, FCT-12, Ondo-9, Rivers-9, Abia-8, Bayelsa-5, Ekiti-3, and Borno-2.
From the 33,616 confirmed cases,13,792 patients have been discharged while the death toll has risen to 754.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
S’West states, Ebonyi, C’River on a collision course with FG over WASSCE/pupils resumption
With southwest states resolving to open up their schools and allow them to partake in the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, there appears to be a collision between the states and the federal government.
The South-West states, Ebonyi and Cross River states had started preparing to recall their pupils in preparation for the examination.
The school programme has already begun in Oyo. The plan contradicts the decision of the Federal Government, which after the Federal Executive Council meeting on July 8, said it had suspended the plan to recall graduating pupils for WASSCE.
The Federal Ministry of Education created more confusion on Monday when it issued guidelines for the reopening of schools, but failed to indicate the resumption date.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, before the FEC meeting, had at the PTF press conference on June 29, had said, “Pupils in graduating classes – only graduating classes; Primary 6, JSS 3 and SSS3 – will be allowed to resume in preparation for examinations.”
Meanwhile, the southwest has proposed August 3 as the resumption date for SSS3. Considering the peculiarities of each state, the forum reached a consensus that at least by August 3, the SSS3 pupils should resume.