- Nigeria's coronavirus cases are now officially 42,689 after confirmation of 481 new cases
- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, July 31
- In the latest data released by the NCDC, the FCT has more cases than Lagos state
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, July 31 reported that there are 481 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
The NCDC via its official Twitter account revealed that the new cases are as follows:
This means there are now 42,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.
While 19,270 have been discharged, 878 people have died due to the viral disease.
Meanwhile, a poll carried out by Legit.ng indicates most Nigerians want schools to resume as soon as possible despite the increase in coronavirus cases.
The poll was carried out on leading social media platforms - Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday, July 28.
Nigerians were asked if schools should be allowed to resume especially with the federal government recently approving some secondary school classes to resume.
On Legit.ng Facebook page which has over 4 million followers, 77% of 3,500 respondents voted for a yes, while 23% of the respondents voted for a no.
On Legit.ng Twitter page with over 700, 000 followers, 70.8% of the respondents voted for a yes, while 22% respondents voted for a no.
In a related development, the leadership of National Association of Private School Teachers (NAPST), has said that more 100,000 teachers in private schools are unable to feed their families and cannot pay their basic bills as a result of the closure of schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
NAPST president, Comrade Akhigbe Olumhense made the comment on Thursday, July 23 in Abuja while addressing journalists.
He appealed to both federal and state governments as well as public-spirited individuals to assuage the plight of the private school teachers in the country.
He said the closure of schools for the whole of the third term of 2019/2020 academic session means no tuition payment and obviously no salaries.
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