NCDC Nigeria COVID-19 Cases: This makes the west African nation the third on the continent to record over 10,000 coronavirus infections, behind South Africa (34 357) and Egypt (24 985).
The state of Lagos has been identified as the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria, having reported almost 5 000 cases and 54 deaths.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported a total of 10162 infections and 3 007 people “discharged” nationwide. The death count stood at 287. On Sunday, 307 new infections were recorded, it said. ADVERTISEMENT
According to Africa News, the president task force (PTF) on the virus held its weekly briefing on Sunday with president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidency.
PTF leader, Boss Mustapha said that the task force made recommendations to Buhari regarding the reopening of schools, businesses and places of worship while taking the new infections into account.
“But you know that Mr President is the only one that can take decisions in respect of that. In the framework, the states are sub-nationals; they have their own responsibilities too.
“So, it is in the exercise of those responsibilities that they met with religious bodies and agreed on the protocols and guidelines on how to open up. But in the framework of the national response, we are taking that into consideration,” Mustapha said.
Cross River State is the only region in the country that is yet to report any Covid-19 infections.
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