Coronavirus: NCDC announces 179 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: NCDC announces 179 new COVID-19 cases

- Nigeria's Covid-19 cases are inching towards 61,000 as the NCDC announced 179 new infections on Wednesday, October 14

- Lagos tops the chart with 116 cases while Anambra state occupies the second spot with 20 cases

- Nigeria has now recorded 60,834 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 52,143 recoveries and 1,116 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 179 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, taking the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 60,834.

The new cases which were announced by the disease control agency on Wednesday night, October 14, were recorded in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). notes that Lagos leads the chart with 116 cases, Anambra follows with 20 cases while the FCT, Oyo and Rivers states follow with nine cases each.

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Coronavirus: NCDC announces 179 new COVID-19 cases
NCDC has announced 179 new COVID-19 cases. Photo credit: NCDC
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So far, Nigeria has recorded 60,834 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 52,143 recoveries and 1,116 deaths, according to the NCDC data.

See the state by state breakdown of the new cases below:

Lagos - 116

Anambra - 20

FCT - 9

Oyo - 9

Rivers - 9

Delta - 3

Nasarawa - 3

Edo - 2

Kaduna - 2

Ogun - 2

Plateau - 2

Ekiti - 1

Osun - 1

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Meanwhile, the international community has not relented in its efforts to help developing countries around the world cope with the effects of COVID-19.

The World Bank has unveiled its plan to assist not less than 100 nations in this category with about $160 billion till June of 2021.

To kickstart this project, the bank recently approved for disbursement, the sum of $12 billion for such countries to develop or buy vaccines.

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In another report, the Nigerian government has threatened that international returnees who fail to present themselves for a repeat COVID-19 test after seven days in the country may face a travel ban.

The government's position is contained in the latest protocol for international travels by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.

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