- The breakdown of coronavirus infections in Nigeria has been released by the NCDC
- From the agency's chart, Lagos is still the epicentre of the global pandemic in the nation
- Kogi is the state with the lowest number of coronavirus cases - five
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released a breakdown of the situation of coronavirus infections in the country across all states.
So far, Lagos is the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with 14300 cases, a figure which is rather staggering and alarming.
Next on the chart released by the NCDC is the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which presently has 3451 cases due to the additional 14 recent infections recorded on Saturday, July 25.
One of the states at the bottom of the list is Taraba from the northern region of the which has 54 cases in total.
The penultimate state is Cross River with a total of 37 infections at the moment.
The last on the chart is Kogi which has five. Before now, the governor, Yahaya Bello, has claimed that the state has no record of the virus.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19 into Nigeria, the federal government had reportedly acquired robots to screen passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja ahead of the planned reopening of the Nigerian airspace.
The robots were unveiled on Saturday, June 27, when the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) conducted simulation exercise at the Abuja airport to test all the protocols designed to contain the spread of Covid-19 ahead of flight resumption.
The interactive robots would reportedly be used to check the temperature of passengers and identify them on arrival at the airport.
The machines would also be cleaning the area and surfaces at the airport and can be programmed to identify unwanted items.
Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, speaking after the simulation exercise noted that intending passengers on international flights may have to be at the airport five hours before their flight’s takeoff.
A twitter user Zakari Ibrahim who shared photos of the newly acquired machines thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the initiative.
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