New data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) may have confirmed the fears of the federal government that the country is experiencing a second of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health agency in a tweet on Thursday, December 24, confirmed 1041 new cases of the virus in Nigeria.
The NCDC disclosed that the new cases were found in 23 states, with Lagos recording the highest number of infections.
Below are the states with the new cases:
Meanwhile, the federal government has declared that it would publish a list of 100 Nigerian passport numbers that would be suspended for a minimum of six months for flouting obligation to test seven days after arrival in Nigeria from overseas travel.
Legit.ng reported that the special assistant to President Buhari on digital and new media, Tolu Ogunlesi, made this known in a tweet on Thursday, December 24.
The post-arrival test is expected to be done at the end of the mandatory 7-day self-isolation/quarantine.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said the 100 affected persons have been contacted and confirmed that they failed to do the post-arrival test.
In another report, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested negative for COVID-19, two weeks after he contracted the novel coronavirus,
The governor's health status was disclosed on Thursday, December 24, by the chief press secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, via a tweet.
He said Governor Sanwo-Olu addressed the press on the development at the state House, Marina, Lagos, adding that his boss is now out of isolation.
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