Coronavirus: Lagos records fresh COVID-19 deaths
- Fresh COVID-19 deaths have been announced by the Lagos state government
- The sad news was broken by the state commissioner of health, Prof Akin Abayomi
- Abayomi, however, said that no fresh case of coronavirus was recorded in the state on Monday, April 20
Lagos state on Tuesday, April 21, recorded fresh COVID-19 related deaths.
Legit.ng reports that this was announced by the state commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi, in a tweet via his Twitter handle @ProfAkinAbayomi.
He stated that although the state had no fresh cases as at Monday, April 20, there were related deaths from coronavirus.
According to him, one of the deceased was a 45-year-old Nigerian man who returned from India in January.
He tweeted: “#COVID19Lagos Update. No new case of #COVID19 was confirmed in Lagos on 20th April, 2020.
“However, #COVID19 related deaths were recorded in Lagos. One of the deceased was a 45 years old Nigerian male who returned from India in January, 2020.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has informed Nigerians that life won’t return to normal after COVID-19 pandemic.
It was reported that Ihekweazu stated this while speaking on a radio programme in Lagos on Monday, April 20.
He said that a return to the pre-COVID lifestyle, once the current restrictions are relaxed, could bring about a high resurgence of the infection.
The NCDC boss also advised business owners to adjust their business model such that it is compliant to social distancing and reduces the level of interaction among people.
He stressed that Nigerians must continue to adhere to precautionary measures of basic hygiene, respiratory etiquette, use of sanitisers.
Another report has it that despite all the containment efforts, coronavirus is fastly spreading across all states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
As of Tuesday, April 21, the infectious disease has spread to 25 states, including the FCT, according to the data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The total confirmed cases stand at 665 with 188 people discharged after recovery. So far, 22 people have died from the disease. Also, over 8,000 samples have been tested across the country thus far.
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