Nigeria Now Has 1, 095 Cases Of COVID-19 Despite Lockdown

*Latest COVID-19 statistics from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

As at April 24, 2020, 114 new confirmed cases and one new death were recorded in Nigeria arising from the complications from the ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. The new additions include one new state (Zamfara) has reported a confirmed case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 1095 cases have been confirmed, 208 cases have been discharged and thirty-two deaths have been recorded in 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 114 new cases are reported from nine states- Lagos (80), Gombe (21), FCT (5), Zamfara (2), Edo (2), Ogun (1), Oyo (1), Kaduna (1), Sokoto (1). A multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities

As it stands, Nigeria coronavirus cases have crossed the 1,000 marks on Friday when the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced fresh cases of 114 across some states in the country. It said, “There are 1,095 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria, discharged: 208 with 32 Deaths,” the NCDC reported in its update of covid-19 cases in Nigeria. The rising cases of Coronavirus, especially in Lagos, Abuja and other parts of the country may force the government to extend the lockdown period in the most affected cities and states.
Breakdown of the new cases showed Lagos leading with 80, followed by Gombe with 21 cases, Abuja 5, Zamfara and Edo two each, while Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto reported one each. The federal government had last week extended the initial 14-day restrictions imposed on Lagos and Ogun State, and federal capital Abuja, while other states have come out with their own form of restriction to contain the spread of the deadly disease.

Despite the restriction, new cases of people infected by the disease continue to grow, especially in Lagos and Abuja. Reports showed that the lockdown has not been effective in many parts of the country as a result of a compromise by security agencies who are supposed to enforce the rule. Many of the agency’s personnel have been accused of collecting bride from those who intentional move from one state to another during the lockdown.

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