- Nigeria is close to the 20,000 landmark as the NCDC announced 661 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday
- Lagos leads with 230 cases while Rivers and Delta states follow with 127 and 83 cases respectively
- With the latest data, Nigeria now has 19,808 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of 6,718 have recovered while 506 have died
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 661 new cases of Covid-19 as Nigeria moves close to the 20,000 landmark.
This was announced by the disease control agency on Saturday night, June 20, via its official Twitter handle.
With the latest data from the NCDC, Nigeria now has 19,808 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of 6,718 have recovered while 506 have died.
Legit.ng notes that 19 people have died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours while 137 people have recovered.
Lagos leads with 230 cases while Rivers and Delta states follow with 127 and 83 cases respectively. Below is a breakdown of the new cases in the affected 14 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT):
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Nyesom Wike had again imposed a total lockdown in some parts of Rivers state in a bid to check Covid-19 spread.
The affected areas in the state are Bonny local government area and Onne Community in Eleme local government area. The lockdown will take effect from Sunday, June 21.
Governor Wike who announced this in a state broadcast on Saturday, June 20, said all residents of Bonny and Onne community must stay at home, apart from those on essential services.
He said the state government's review of the situation in the affected areas indicate that a total lockdown is necessary to control the continuing spread of the virus.
“By this measure, all shops, offices and business places must remain closed," the governor announced.
Meanwhile, as cases of coronavirus infections continue to rise, the federal government has raised an alarm that 80% of Nigerians infected with COVID-19 are not in isolation centres out of fear of being stigmatized.
The government while urging Nigerians to prepare for more difficult days ahead, warned that the effect of virus' transmission would be seen in three weeks as figures begin to rise alongside an increased number of fatalities.
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