Coronavirus: Lagos govt, NCDC report different number of deaths
- Lagos state government has released a different casualty figure different from the one reported by NCDC
- According to the government agency, two people died as a result of coronavirus in the state
- But on its part, the state said only one person died
The Lagos state government on Thursday, April 30, released different statistics in the number of deaths caused by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
The released numbers are quite different from the ones released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Wednesday, April 29.
According to NCDC in its daily release, the number of deaths associated with coronavirus is 21 while the state claimed that only 20 people had lost their lives as a result of the disease.
The state government reported only one death for the period in question while NCDC reported two loss for the state.
"Unfortunately, 1 #COVID19 death was recorded. The deceased, a 25year old male was at the time of admission in a state of severe breathlessness. This brings total number of #COVID19 related deaths in Lagos to 20," the state disclosed on Public Affairs Unit, Lagos state Ministry of Health's Facebook page.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that with federal government hinting at lifting the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT, 70% of Nigerians said they would not be comfortable using public transport in as much as the Covid-19 still persists - a poll has shown.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in his national broadcast on Monday, April 27, eased the lockdown measures imposed on Lagos, Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja beginning from Monday, May 4.
He stated that the decision is in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, various federal government committees and the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF).
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The president also ordered the total lockdown of Kano state for two weeks in a bid to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
As Nigerians look forward to seeing the lockdown fully lifted with economic activities nationwide fully set on the move, many Nigerians have expressed their anxiety on public transportation which will see people jostle for buses in Lagos amid rising coronavirus tension.
In a poll by Legit.ng on Facebook on Tuesday, April 27, seeking the opinion of Nigerians on the anticipated move, 70% expressed their fear on boarding public transports in Lagos and other states.
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