The battle against Covid-19 infections in Nigeria entered a crucial stage today as the numbers released by health management authorities shows that the disease has tripled within three weeks.
From about 2,000 cases recorded on 1 May, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced a while ago that the country now has 6,175 cases of Covid-19
The escalating figures have forced the Task Force (PTF) set up by the President to go back on the promise to further relax the strict lockdown.
Committee chair, Boss Mustapha, said the President has directed that they go more slowly in relaxing restrictions put in place to cut off community transmission of the virus.
Today’s report released by the NCDC shows that there were 216 new cases that have been confirmed in 14 States and the FCT, with 50 cases that were discharged and nine deaths.
New cases were reported from Lagos (74), Katsina (33), Oyo (19), Kano (17), Edo (13), Zamfara (10), Ogun (8), Borno (8), Gombe (8), Bauchi(7), Kwara (7), FCT (4), Kaduna (3), Enugu (3), Rivers (2)