Coronavirus: How 405 Nigerians died of COVID-19 in 2 months

Coronavirus: How 405 Nigerians died of COVID-19 in 2 months

- No fewer than 405 people have died as a result of coronavirus as Nigeria experiences a more virulent second wave

- According to NCDC record, as of the first day of February, the death figure of COVID-19 was 1,607

- This sad news was broken by the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF)

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As Nigeria continues to battle the second wave of coronavirus, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said at least 405 Nigerians died from the deadly virus in the last two months.

Boss Mustapha, the PTF chairman made the disclosure on Monday, February 1, during a sensitisation meeting on COVID-19 vaccine introduction in Abuja, The Nation reports.

Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), said the fatality rate is 34 per cent higher as COVID-19-related deaths increased from 1,173 as of November 29, 2020, to 1,578 on January 31.

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Coronavirus: How 405 Nigerians died of COVID-19 in 2 months
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said 405 Nigerians have died of COVID-19 in 2 months. Photo credit: @DigiCommsNG
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Mustapha, however, said the arrival of vaccines has given hope to humanity, adding that the non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) will not be discarded.

FG declares Kogi ‘high-risk state’ for COVID-19

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government classified Kogi as a high-risk state for COVID-19 because of its failure to acknowledge the existence of the disease, report tests, or build isolation centres.

The PTF on COVID-19 announced the classification on Monday, February 1, and warned Nigerians to beware of visiting the state.

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has consistently dismissed the existence of COVID-19 in Nigeria sparking outrage among health professionals and many Nigerians.

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Presidency sends strong warning to Nigerians

In a related development, the presidency warned Nigerians that they risk forcing the federal government to impose another lockdown if they refuse to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocol of wearing masks.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, gave the warning on Sunday, January 31, in a statement shared on his Facebook page and sighted by Legit.ng.

Source: Legit

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