COVID-19: Nigerians react as Lagos records 74 cases in one day, total now 504
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 91 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The NCDC via its official Twitter account on Wednesday night, April 22, revealed that 74 of the new cases are in Lagos, five in Katsina, four in Ogun, two in Delta, two in Edo, one in Kwara, one in Oyo, one in FCT, and one in Adamawa.
With the new development, Nigeria now has 873 cases with 197 of them discharged and 28 deaths.
However, what attracts Nigerians on social media the most about the new cases is how Lagos continues to record more cases, extending the gap between it and other states almost every day.
With the 74 cases confirmed on Wednesday, Lagos now has 504 cases with the FCT coming a distant second with 119 cases.
Legit.ng collects some of the Twitter reactions by Nigerian to the COVID-19 situation in Lagos:
Dehkunke of Africa said: "NCDC says the number of people that tested positive to this virus are 74 in Lagos today alone but the fact remains that 80% of Lagosians still don’t believe in the existence of this virus."
"Yesterday was 59, 74 in Lagos today. NCDC and Lagos, what’s going on here, who is promising Lagos medals?" Oloye Ayo Gbadebo said.
Miss Ulo said: "The thing is we are saying 74 in Lagos but tomorrow, half of us in Lagos will still go out. That money you dey hustle, na person wey dey alive go chop am oo. Stay in your * house and if boredom wants to kill you then admire me."
Mr Yummy said: "After seeing tonight New cases from NCDC and 74 in Lagos I want the people of Lagos to know that:
"MASK is better than VENTILATOR Crossed fingers
"HOME is better than ICU Crossed fingers
List of 20 states/FCT with confirmed cases of Covid-19; discharged cases and death figure as at Monday, April 13
"PREVENTION is better than CURE Crossed fingers
"It's not LOCKDOWN on you it's a LOCKDOWN to protect you."
Zannah commented: "74 in Lagos, what's wrong with Lagos please, are you guys not staying at home or you are taking this Covid-19 for granted. I thought you that are fully aware of how deadly it is would do anything possible to barricade it escalation. May Almighty intervene and bring an end to it."
Kofo Kiki's Dad said: "74 In Lagos: Stay home and stay safe, na lie they wouldn't stay, hustle hustle, see now the case is on the increase, make the job difficult for the families and health workers."
Omo IyaBethel said: "Lagos needs to be on total lockdown. Who is spreading the virus? Can we just stay home? How can Lagos keep increasing? 74 in Lagos today alone. We thought 70 is gonna be the peak. Lagos Govt should do something please. I'm tired of staying home #COVIDー19"
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, had allayed the fear of Nigerians over the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.
Speaking at the daily briefing by the presidential taskforce on COVID-19 on Monday, April 20, Ehanire said 90 percent of people who contract the virus will recover.
The health minister said people are afraid due to the high number of confirmed cases “that they forget about those recovering.”
"There is no reason for apprehension because over 90 per cent of those who have COVID-19 will recover," he added.
The minister only a few people get very sick after contracting the virus.
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