NCDC says Nigeria has not experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases

NCDC says Nigeria has not experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases

- The latest information from the NCDC shows that Nigeria is not facing a COVID-19 crisis

- Chikwe Ihekweazu, the director-general of the NCDC spoke about the category of Nigerians who were getting infected

- There had been concerns that the EndSARS protest might spike the COVID-19 infections rate in Nigeria

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has dismissed claims that Nigeria could experience a spike in COVID-19 infections.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the NCDC said the country has not experienced a spike in COVID-19 infections in the last two months, The Cable reported.

NCDC says Nigeria has not experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases
Ihekweazu has urged Nigerians to obey physical distancing rules. Photo: @Chikwe_I
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Ihekweazu made the disclosure on Thursday, November 19, when giving an update on COVID-19 cases in the country.

He said:

“For over two months, we fought between a hundred to two hundred cases a day, but we really haven’t seen a spike in our national data.”

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“There has been a recent increase in a few cases in Lagos, mostly among the younger people, younger populations, and we are monitoring that very closely."

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In another news report, the Kogi House of Assembly has called on state and federal ministries of health to unravel the cause of the ‘strange disease’ which has killed 50 persons in Olamaboro local government area of the state.

The House made the call at Tuesday’s plenary sitting in Lokoja following the adoption of a motion on Urgent Public Importance, raised by Honourable Anthony Ujah over the strange illness that has claimed over 50 lives.

According to the lawmaker, the unknown disease comes with symptoms such as headache, red eyes, loss of appetite, inability to urinate or defecate, convulsion, and death.

Meanwhile, the Lagos government has announced that six people in a secondary school have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

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Akin Abayomi, the health commissioner, made this known on Friday, November 6, as the country faces the possibility of the second lockdown amid a surge of new COVID-19 cases.

The commissioner, speaking further, said the first COVID-19 case in the school was detected on Tuesday, November 3.

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