- NCDC's report for the number of COVID-19 cases for Saturday, December 19, is not encouraging
- The agency recorded 920 new infections for only Saturday
- This is coming at a time when the federal government is considering the possibility of another nationwide lockdown
The number of COVID-19 infections for Saturday, December 19, is one that should get a lot of states in Nigeria very worried as governments brace up for a possible lockdown.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported that the figure for Saturday was 920 spread across 17 states apart from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
So far, the total number of cases in the country is 77,933 with 67,784 discharged patients and 1,218 deaths.
From the NCDC's report, Lagos is still the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria, claiming 308 cases from the total number.
The agency's breakdown for other states are as follows: FCT-207, Kaduna-179, Plateau-46, Niger-43, Adamawa-26, Sokoto-18, Rivers-16, Yobe-15, Enugu-13, Kano-13, Ogun-12, Delta-10, Edo-5, Osun-3, Oyo-3, Anambra-2 and Ekiti-1.
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meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had warned Lagos residents to comply with COVID-19 protocols, noting that the state, Nigeria's economic nerve centre, cannot afford another lockdown.
The Lagos state governor made this known in a statement seen by Legit.ng on Friday, December 18.
Governor Sanwo-Olu's statement followed the spike in the cases of COVID-19 cases in Lagos and other states in Nigeria.
"Dear Lagosians, you will all agree with me that we cannot afford another lockdown of the economy. Amidst an economic recession we must find a way to delicately balance the imperatives of life and livelihood."
The Lagos state governor said the current data it has does not require the introduction of a drastic lockdown but reiterated that there must be strict compliance with the preventive protocols.
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Source: Legit Nigeria