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NCDC announces five new coronavirus cases raising total to 323

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, April 12, recorded five new coronavirus cases in Lagos, Kwara and Kastina states.

This brings the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 323.

“Five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported as follows:

2 in Lagos
2 in Kwara
1 in Katsina

“As at 09:10 pm 12th April, there are 323 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in Nigeria. 85 have been discharged with 10 deaths

“There are 19 states with confirmed cases in Nigeria,” NCDC tweeted

 

Also, the Federal Government on Friday, April 11, announced the extension of the lockdown of some states; including Lagos and Abuja due to coronavirus, as earlier proclaimed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This is contrary to expectations that the lockdown may have been relaxed.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Coronavirus; Boss Mustapha, who spoke in Abuja, said the government was working on incentives; medical and life insurance for medical workers in the frontline of the fight against the pandemic.

He further stated; “The evaluation of the impact of the restriction order of movement continues as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) will appropriately brief the President shortly and Nigerians will be adequately informed of the decision of Government.”

Mustapha also reiterated that the presence of Chinese medical professionals in the country was for capacity building; especially on the protection of frontline health workers and maintenance of the equipment that they have brought.

Giving an update on efforts by the government to curtail the pandemic at a media briefing; Mustapha re-emphasised that the Chinese medical team “will not directly meet nor interact with our patients while in Nigeria.

He said he was aware and has indeed been a champion of the reform and transformation of the healthcare system.

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