Nigeria records 1041 COVID-19 cases in 23 states

Nigeria records 1041 COVID-19 cases in 23 states

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.

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The health agency in a tweet on Thursday, December 24, confirmed 1041 new cases of the virus in Nigeria.

Nigeria records fresh COVID-19 cases in 23 states
The NCDC director, Chikwe Ihekweazu, speaking at a COVID-19 briefing. Photo: @NCDCgov
Source: Twitter

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:

1. Lagos-316

2. FCT-210

3. Kaduna-83

4. Plateau-70

5. Gombe-56

6. Oyo-56

7. Katsina-47

8. Nasarawa-35

9. Kano-33

10. Ogun-21

11. Rivers-17

12. Niger-14

13. Imo-14

14. Delta-12

15. Kwara-12

16. Edo-12

17. Benue-9

18. Anambra-8

19. Taraba-4

20. Ekiti-4

21. Ebonyi-6

22. Bayelsa-1

23. Sokoto-1

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.

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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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