- The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has opened up on why coronavirus cases are increasing in Nigeria
- The federal agency disclosed that COVID-19 cases are going up because people are not taking responsibility
- NCDC on Monday, May 25, announced 229 new cases of coronavirus pandemic in the country
As Nigeria's coronavirus cases have hit over 8,000, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) revealed the major reason why the number of confirmed infected persons is increasing.
The agency in a tweet on Tuesday, May 26, said the only reason coronavirus cases are going up is because we do not take responsibility by following partial lockdown guidelines the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) put in place.
"The only reason #COVID19 confirmed cases are going up is because we do not #TakeResponsibility by following partial lockdown guidelines put in place by the Presidential Task Force on #COVID19," the tweet reads.
The NOA went to urge Nigerians to follow the preventive guidelines and instructions in order to stay safe.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that 229 cases of coronavirus have been announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), bringing the total infections to 8,068 with seven more deaths.
The national disease control agency announced the new cases via its Twitter page on Monday evening, May 25.
According to the release which saw Lagos state lead the pack with 90, 27 new cases were recorded in Katsina with Imo, Kano and FCT coming behind with 26, 23, and 14 cases respectively.
NCDC also recorded 12 cases in Plateau, 9 cases in Ogun, 7 in Delta, 5 cases each in Borno, and Rivers. Oyo state has 4 cases, Gombe 3, Osun 2. Anambra and Bayelsa states shared one case each.
Similarly, with concentrated efforts channeled against the pandemic, NCDC has listed people with a higher risk of Covid-19 complication.
The agency, in a tweet on Monday, warned that old people are vulnerable to the attack of the coronavirus. NCDC also warned that people battling critical ailments like cancer and diabetes are also liable to suffer coronavirus complications.
"Older people & those with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes & cancer, are at a higher risk of complications from COVID-19," NCDC warned.
In other news, the NCDC has disclosed that a total of 45,683 samples have been collected and examined since February 2020 when coronavirus hit the country against all odds.
The national disease control agency made the disclosure in its situation report of Sunday, May 24, as Nigeria's Covid-19 cases spiked in magnitude, posing a great challenge to the economy and security of lives.
Of the total tested cases, 7839 people have been tested positive to the fast-spreading virus which has plunged the world into the arguably biggest crisis in modern history.
It would be recalled that on Sunday night, NCDC announced 313 new cases in 17 states with Lagos leading the pack with 148 new cases.
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