- The NCDC on Monday, June 1, confirmed 416 new cases of coronavirus in the country
- The new cases are reported in 20 states with Lagos state leading again with 192 cases and Edo occupying the second spot with 41
- A total of 10,578 confirmed COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 35 states and Abuja
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, June 1, confirmed 416 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.
The NCDC in a tweet disclosed via its official Twitter account that twelve deaths were recorded as the number of fatalities increased from 287 to 299, while 115 patients were discharged as recoveries increased from 3,007 to 3,122.
The 416 new cases are reported from 20 states - Lagos-192, Edo-41, Rivers-33, Kaduna-30, Kwara-23, Nasarawa-18, Borno-17, FCT-14, Oyo-10, Katsina-7, Abia-5, Delta-5, Adamawa-4, Kano-4, Imo-3, Ondo-3, Benue-2, Bauchi-2, Ogun-2, Niger-1.
A total of 10,578 confirmed COVID-19 cases have now been recorded in 35 states and the FCT.
Below is a tweet from the NCDC showing how the new cases were recorded across 20 states:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has disclosed that the next stage in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic would be driven by state governments.
The chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, made the disclosure on Sunday evening, May 31, shortly after a meeting with Buhari.
Mustapha noted that the local government, the traditional institutions, and religious leaders will play an important role in checking the spread of the virus.
The task force chairman also revealed the next line of action by the PTF would depend on the orders from Buhari after he must have considered the recommendations put before him by the PTF.
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In other news, the president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Innocent Ujah has kicked against the decision to allow states to take responsibility for managing COVID-19 cases in their areas.
Ujah while speaking on COVID-19 Watch, a programme on AIT, said if governors are allowed to manage cases, many Nigerians would suffer for it.
The NMA president urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to give state governors the power to take full control of managing the pandemic.
Ujah while noting that coronavirus is not a political issue, added that disease is an emergency and the coordination is extremely important.
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