- The coronavirus cases in the country have continued to rise
- A Cross River state government official has spoken about the rise of COVID-19 in the state
- The commissioner for health explained the reason for the rise in cases of the disease in the state
Commissioner for Health in Cross River State, Betta Edu, has disclosed that 13 corps members who came in for their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme have contracted COVID-19.
The Commissioner for Health in Cross River State, Betta Edu, has disclosed that 13 corps members who came in for their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme have contracted COVID-19, Premium Times reported.
Edu made the disclosure when giving the breakdown of COVID-19 infection in the state.
She told Premium Times that the state on Sunday, January 24, recorded 20 cases of the infection, the highest so.
The commissioner stated that data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 18.
She attributed the rise in the number of infections to the corps members who came in for NYSC programme.
''We had people who came in from the NYSC, about 13 of them were positive cases. So, these are people who moved into our state from other states.
“The other ones are people who are residents in the state."
In another report, Nigeria has recorded 1,633 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus pandemic as Lagos and Plateau had 498 and 214 respectively.
Legit.ng reports that the news was broken on Saturday, January 23, by the NCDC.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded 176 cases while it was followed by Rivers state which had 99.
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Meanwhile, in an effort to stop the coronavirus pandemic on its track in Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has taken some bold steps.
Given the fact that Lagos state has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria, the governor disclosed that his administration has contacted manufacturers of covid-19 vaccines.
He disclosed this during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. He said Lagos is planning to vaccinate 50 to 60% of her population.
As the deadly coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has explained why the disease is not in his community.
Speaking with Legit TV, the monarch said the deadly disease is not in Iwo because there is the authority of God in the town.
Oba Akanbi also stated that despite the absence of COVID-19 in Iwo, he wears his face mask regularly and advised people to do the same.