…as Kano state overtakes Lagos and Abuja
The scary figures of positive cases of Covid-19 as released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has shown the country has hit over 2000 cases amidst the lock-down order by the Nigerian government.
The latest figure released late Friday night on the agency’s website @ncdc.gov.ng revealed 238 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 summing the number to 2,170 in the country; with Kano state over taking Lagos State and Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.
92 new cases were reportedly confirmed by NCDC in Kano. Abuja recorded 36 while Lagos had 30 new cases. Despite the rising new cases in other parts of the country, Lagos state still has 1,006 cases while Kano has 311, Abuja has 214 cases.
According to NCDC’s breakdown, 351 cases have been treated and discharged across the country and 68 persons have died from the virus.
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The agency on its Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Friday night gave the breakdown below;
“238 new cases of #COVID19; 92-Kano, 36-FCT, 30-Lagos, 16-Gombe, 10-Bauchi, 8-Delta, 6-Oyo, 5-Zamfara, 5-Sokoto, 4-Ondo, 4-Nasarawa, 3-Kwara, 3-Edo, 3-Ekiti, 3-Borno, 3-Yobe, 2-Adamawa, 1-Niger, 1-Imo, 1-Ebonyi, 1-Rivers, 1-Enugu.
2170 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Meanwhile, this development is coming after Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night in a broadcast issued out directives to ease the lockdown order. President Buhari had said there would be a phased easing of the lockdown from May 4 to 17, in the three states including an 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily curfew.
Mr Buhari had reiterated that the decision was to ameliorate the suffering of Nigerians during the period and to open up economic activities while observing the health precautions and advice.
However, NCDC has also disclosed that in trying to arrest the spread of the virus it has setup 18 laboratories for testing and carried out over 15,000 tests across the country.