- Nigeria's coronavirus cases are now officially 4,641 after confirmation of 242 new cases
- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, May 11
- Lagos continues to take the lead with 88 new cases in Nigeria's commercial capital
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, May 11 reported that there are 242 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The NCDC via its official Twitter account revealed that the new cases are as follows:
This means there are now 4,641 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. While 902 has been discharged, 150 people have died due to the viral disease.
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With the new figures, Nigeria is gradually inching closer to the 5,000 mark.
There are fears that the numbers may continue to rise astronomically given the population of the country and the low testing capacity of the NCDC.
Meanwhile, as part of measures to help combat the dreaded disease, the Catholic Church in Nigeria through the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has offered its 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, during the daily Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 media briefing on Monday, May 11.
“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres,” he said.
Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the presidential task force on COVID-19 to pick up Madagascar’s self-proclaimed, plant-based “remedy” for coronavirus.
Madagascar had donated some of the products to Nigeria through Guinea-Bissau and arrangements were being made to pick them up.
The president directed that the products be subjected to the validation process after they have been picked up.
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