COVID-19: Nigeria records 170 new cases, total infections now 2,558

COVID-19: Nigeria records 170 new cases, total infections now 2,558

- Nigeria has recorded 170 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the country’s total infections to 2,558

-The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet on Monday, May 4, stated that of the new infections, 39 are in Lagos, 29 from Kano, 24 in Ogun

- The FCT and Sokoto had 12 each, while Katsina has 8 cases and 7 cases were recorded in Borno

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Nigeria has recorded 170 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 2,558

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet at 12.01am on Monday, May 4, stated that of the new infections, 39 are in Lagos, 29 from Kano, 24 in Ogun, 18 from Bauchi and 17 from Kaduna.

The FCT and Sokoto had 12 each, while Katsina has 8 cases and 7 cases were recorded in Borno.

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Three cases were recorded in Nasarawa, two in Adamawa and one in Oyo state.

The number of discharged persons increased from 385 to 400, while the fatalities recorded rose from 85 to 87.

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Meanwhile, after much consideration in the interest of civil servants in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has made a timely decision concerning the easing of the lockdown.

Sanwo-Olu on Friday, May 1, had informed government workers in the state at level 14 and above to return to their offices on Monday, May 4, through the head of service in Lagos, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

But on Sunday, May 3, the governor instructed all civil servants, irrespective of level, to remain and work from home.

He noted that this decision is to avoid overcrowding in the state which could lead to a hike in the number of locally transmitted coronavirus cases.

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The governor added that only emergency workers and government operatives on special duties are allowed to be at work on Monday.

In another news report, the Central Bank of Nigeria and the banks in the country have agreed to shelve the planned sack of workers in the banking sector.

This was contained in a statement from the apex bank signed by Isaac Okorafor, director, corporate communications.

In a bid to stop people from losing their jobs during this pandemic period.

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