Nigeria records 838 new COVID-19 cases

Nigeria records 838 new COVID-19 cases

Seven Nigerians recently died from COVID-19 complications according to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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The health agency stated that 838 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the country on Sunday, December 27.

NCDC noted that the new infections were reported in 16 states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCT).

NCDC announces 838 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria
The NCDC has urged Nigerians to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols. Photo: @NCDCgov
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The data from the agency showed that Abuja reported the highest number of new cases followed by Lagos.

The new infections were discovered in the states listed below:

1. FCT-297

2. Lagos-253

3. Plateau-82

4. Kaduna-57

5. Katsina-32

6. Nasarawa-31

7. Kano-25

8. Gombe-24

9. Oyo-8

10. Rivers-8

11. Zamfara-7

12. Ogun-4

13. Bauchi-4

14. Edo-4

15. Anambra-1

16. Sokoto-1

The NCDC disclosed that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 84,414.

It said 71,034 patients have been treated of the infection and discharged, while 1,254 deaths have been recorded.

Meanwhile, the federal government has rolled out new travel rules for passengers coming in from South Africa and the United Kingdom which takes effect from Monday, December 28. This is as a result of the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19 in these countries.

During a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, December 24, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), Dr Sani Aliyu, said all passengers coming from both countries must use the Nigerian international travel portal to register.

He disclosed that passengers will be required to fill in the health questionnaire and upload a negative COVID-19 result with a validity of not more than five days

In other news, the Lagos government has set a new rule that must be obeyed by all churches in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Speaking at the State House in Marina on Thursday, December 24, after his recovery from the pandemic, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that there will be no room for the service, The Cable reports.

The governor warned that the government will not be lenient with any church that violates the state's standing 12am-to-4am curfew.

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