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NCDC announces 29 new coronavirus cases, total rises to 343

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday, confirmed twenty new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.

NCDC, in a tweet on its official Twitter page, meanwhile, disclosed that the confirmed cases were in Lagos; Kano; Edo; Ogun as well as Ondo States.

This, hence, brings the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 343.

NCDC also wrote: “Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:

“13 in Lagos. 2 in Edo. 2 in Kano. 1 in Ondo. 2 in Ogun.

“As at 09:50 pm 13th April, there are 343 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 91 have been discharged with 10 deaths

“Number of states with confirmed cases:19.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the decision of the Federal Government to support an additional one million households; in a bid to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Equally important, the initial 14-day lockdown declared in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State has elapsed.

In a national broadcast on Monday, April 13; Buhari announced the extension of the COVID-19 lockdown in an effort to curtail the spread of the pandemic.

According to the president, this decision likewise necessitated the expansion of the current social register from “2.6 million households to 3.6 million households in the next two weeks.

“This means we will support an additional one million homes with our social investment programs. A technical committee is working on this; and will submit a report to me by the end of this week,” Buhari explained.

“A technical committee is working on this; and will submit a report to me by the end of this week,” he tweeted from his official Twitter handle.

Also, Buhari announced the creation of the Quarantine Oct which has already been signed into law.

“I have signed the Quarantine Order in this regard; and additional regulations to provide clarity in respect of the control measures for the COVID-19 pandemic which will be released soon.

Further, he stated that this lockdown is necessary as a means “reducing the transmission of the virus.”

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