- Lagos state government has revealed the number of deaths it has recorded so far since the outbreak of coronavirus
- The ministry said that 30 persons have died in the state as at Monday, May 4
- The state government also said that the virus also claimed 11 lives in not more than seven days
According to the ministry of Lagos on Monday, May 4, the state recorded two more deaths from the deadly coronavirus pandemic, bringing the death toll to 30.
As at Sunday, May 3, Lagos, from the report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), recorded 39 new cases and pushed the number of confirmed cases to 1,123.
In the space of one week, the state recorded 11 deaths, although the ministry did not give details of the deceased patients., Premium Times reports.
In its reports, the ministry said: “39 new cases of COVID-19 Infection confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Lagos now 1,123
“2 COVID-19 deaths were recorded. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 30.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Professor Ango Abdullahi, the convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), had claimed that some state governments were inflating their number of coronavirus cases in hope of getting grants from the federal government.
Abdullahi alleged that there are state governors in the country who are playing politics with the spread of the pandemic in order to get financial aids from international donors.
The professor said that what Nigeria needs especially at a time like this is transparency and professionalism in the fight against the pandemic.
He said: “The forum regrets the appearance of attempts by many state governments to play politics with numbers for what appears to be expectations that more funds from the federal government and foreign donors will be allocated to them.
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“It is public knowledge that what the entire nation needs are good policies that protect all Nigerians; equipment and facilities for testing and treatment and resources to support people who will find it hard to stay at home without some palliatives during lockdowns."
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