- Nigeria has recorded 31 new deaths and 490 new cases of Covid-19 across 16 states
- NCDC announced the development on Tuesday night as total infections now hit 17,148
- Lagos still remains the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic with 7,461 cases
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The fight against the coronavirus pandemic suffered a setback as Nigeria recorded 31 deaths and 490 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, June 16.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC), in a tweet, announced the new cases in 16 states which brought the total confirmed infections to 17,148.
The disease control agency announced 142 in Lagos, 60 in the Federal Capital Territory FCT) Abuja, 54 cases in Bayelsa, 39 in Rivers and 37 in Delta.
NCDC also announced 30 fresh cases in Oyo, 26 cases in Kaduna. Imo has 23 new cases while Enugu and Kwara states have 19 and 17 cases respectively. Ondo recorded 10 new cases while Bauchi has 8 cases.
Ogun state came behind with 7 cases, followed by Borno which has 6 and Benue state with just one case.
5,623 people have been discharged having successfully survived the virus while total fatalities now stand on 455 after 31 deaths were recorded in 24 hours.
Lagos still remains the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria with 7461 cases.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that after over two months of putting schools under lock and key due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Oyo state government has taken a giant bold step by lifting the ban on learning centres effective from Monday, June 29.
The decision was conveyed by the executive governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, June 15, via a statement by his chief press secretary, Taiwo Adisa.
Makinde declared that students in primary 6, JSS3 and SS3 should resume back to their respective schools in the state.
The governor also directed workers of all category to resume at the state secretariat from June 22, adding that in line with the federal government directives, curfew will henceforth be observed from 10pm to 4am.
Worship centres including churches and mosques will now open and operate at 25% capacity while public gathering will not be more 25 people.
The governor also enjoined people of the state to engage in social distancing and exercise regular hand washing.
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