After months of living with the coronavirus disease, Nigerians appear to be getting over the shock stage of the pandemic as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control drops new confirmed cases every night.
However, the cases reported by the NCDC on Wednesday night, May 27, got the special attention of Nigerians again as three things stood out: it was the highest daily toll recorded so far, 389, the first time Kogi state will be joining the list and Lagos led again with 256 cases.
Until Wednesday, Kogi was one of the two remaining states yet to record a single Covid-19 case; Cross River state was the second.
However, with the NCDC's confirmation of the two positive cases, it remains only the Cross River state yet to record a single case; 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) all have confirmed cases.
The confirmation of two Covid-19 cases in the country is getting wide reactions from Nigerians on social media, particularly Twitter.
Legit.ng collects some of the reactions below:
A Twitter user, AyeMojubar, came up with a hilarious reaction:
"KOGI app has stopped working? They should have installed COVIK antivirus app also to prevent hacking.
"BREAKING: Kogi finally records 2 coronavirus cases.
"Well they tried! Clinking glasses 2 in Kogi," the Twitter user tweeted.
Vannessa of Abuja tweeted: "So guys after everything and all the Mouth Kogi people made, NCDC have now confirmed 2 cases in Kogi, so tragic"
Olufemi Adegbulugbe commented: "Finally, Kogi State officially joins the Covid19 train in NGR with 2 cases reported May 27. I rightly predicted that Cross Rivers State will be the last State in Nigeria to record a confirmed case. It is likely to see a rapid growth of Covid19 cases coming from Kogi."
"How come the virus enter Kogi, the app don fail? Or the interstate lock down is not working," Fateemah Bint Basheer questioned.
Adetutu Balogun said: "The app is not functioning again."
Legit.ng notes that this is in response to Governor Yahaya Bello's earlier claim that the state has an app it is using to detect suspected Covid-19 cases.
The 256 cases confirmed in Lagos is also drawing heated reactions from Nigerians. Check a few of the reactions below:
Leo Dasilva said: "256 in Lagos. That is Uganda’s country code and Uganda has a total of 253 cases in the country.
"Wish we had a proactive government like theirs so we never got to this point."
Pholu Of Africa commented: "256 in Lagos alone!! Is Lagos The Capital Of COVID 19"
Premier, tweeting at @SodiqTade, said: "NCDC recorded 256 in Lagos and nobody is even talking about Sanwoolu.
"Just imagine they recorded same figure in Kano, the usual suspects would have uploaded videos insulting Ganduje incompetency.
"Let's maintain the energy please."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government of Nigeria disclosed that three out of the numerous claims of COVID-19 local cure had been found promising.
According to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the promising cures have been forwarded to relevant authorities for validation.
This was disclosed by the chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha.
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