Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections Exceed 29,000 - NCDC

Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections Exceed 29,000 – NCDC

Nigeria’s COVID-19  infections, on Monday, surpassed the 29,000 cases as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 575 new confirmed cases.

Numbers of new cases has been on the rise since gradual reopening of the Nigerian economy.

The NCDC said on its official twitter handle, late Monday that the total number of infections from the virus has risen to 29,286.

“Till date, 29,286 cases have been confirmed, 11,828 cases have been discharged and 654 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,’’ it tweeted.

The agency said that the 575 new cases were reported from 20 states- Lagos(123), FCT(100) and Delta(58).

Edo(52), Ogun(42), Katsina(24), Bayelsa(23), Rivers(22), Borno(19) and Plateau(18).

Others are Ondo(18), Oyo(17), Kwara(15), Osun(13), Enugu(9), Nasarawa (7), Abia(6), Cross River(5), Kaduna(3) and Ekiti(1).

Up till now, there have been trial drugs, vaccines to reduce deaths rate from the infection but with few success recorded so far.

Ahead of Edo and Osun States gubernatorial election, NCDC advised politicians to use media channels like radio, television and social media to campaign for votes.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections Exceed 29,000 - NCDC

The advice is contained in its newly published guidelines for elections.

The NCDC said the use of these channels, rather than the previous methods of canvassing for votes which involves mass gathering, would help check the spread of COVID-19 infections.

It also called for careful adherence to mass gathering guideline.

“We urge our politicians to take responsibility and lead by example.

“We ask you to please think of the lives of the electorates first.

“Your electorates, staying alive, is much more important than any vote you can win.

“The guideline is to support critically, Nigerians that will be going to vote.

“The virus thrives in mass gathering and there is a challenge that we have in the way we have conducted our elections before, during and post.

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“In this guideline, we try and offer advice on how to do this safely,’’ it explained.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections Exceed 29,000 – NCDC