- More people in Nigeria have been diagnosed with coronavirus as the country recorded many new cases
- The new cases were recorded in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Monday, January 25
- With this, the total number of infections in the country is now 122,996
As people continue to get infected with coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced a new number of infections.
According to the health agency, 1,430 cases of infections were recorded in the country on Monday, January 25 with three deaths.
This, it said, brings the total number of infections in the country to 122,996. The new infections were reported from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Here is a breakdown of the cases:
Meanwhile, Legit,ng had reported that the federal government warned that it would shut down the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in the states that fail to comply with all COVID-19 protocols.
The minister of youths and sports development, Sunday Dare, gave the warning during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19, on Monday, January 25.
Legit.ng gathered that the NYSC said it would not allow youths to be endangered, adding that those already deployed to any state affected would be redeployed to other places.
About 731 members of Batch B corps members had tested positive for COVID-19.
Legit.ng had also previously reported that commissioner for health in Cross River state, Betta Edu, disclosed that 13 corps members who came in for their NYSC programme contracted COVID-19.
The commissioner stated that data from the 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.
Source: Legit Newspaper