- Nigeria's coronavirus cases are now officially 46,867 after confirmation of 290 new cases
- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday, August 10
- Lagos and Plateau states have the highest number of cases while Oyo followed with 19 cases
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The total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has increased after 290 new cases were reported on Monday, August 10, in what brought the total infection figure in the country to 46,867.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which announced the new infections in a tweet, the new cases spread across 16 states.
Lagos and Plateau states tops the list of the cases with 82 respectively while it was followed by Oyo with 19 cases.
The FCT and Edo state recorded 18 and 16 cases respectively. Kaduna state also has its share of 15 while Enugu and Ogun states have 9 cases each.
The number of infected persons in the country who have been discharged stands at 33,346 while 950 deaths have been recorded.
Here is the full list as released by the NCDC via its official Twitter account:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that after months of closure due to Covid-19, the Lagos state government finally approved the partial reopening of worship centres.
According to the government's directive, mosques are to reopen for Jumat services starting from Friday, August 7, while churches reopen on Sunday, August 9.
However, the government has rolled out 46 safety protocols and guidelines for worshippers to follow during services to avoid a spike in the Covid-19 cases in the state.
To ensure the guidelines are followed, the government also inaugurated a 43-man monitoring and compliance committee.
In a related development, all state governments in Nigeria have been directed to enforce the wearing of face masks in public places.
The directive was given by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, who also serves as the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 made the disclosure during a briefing in Abuja.
He said the president has mandated authorities in all Nigerian states to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, primarily the use of face masks in public appearance and places.
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