Nigeria now has 10, 578 cases of COVID-19, as NCDC confirms 299 deaths

Nigeria now has 10, 578 cases of COVID-19, as NCDC confirms 299 deaths

Following the confirmation of 416 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the total infections of the virus in the country is now 10,578.

This is coming even as the  Federal Government directed the “restrictive opening” of worship centres but with a caveat that relevant containment protocols against the COVID-19 be respected in line with the agreement reached between the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19 and the state governments.

The PTF, however, reviewed the 8pm to 6pm curfew imposed on the country to now take place between 10pm and 4am.

It said since the transmission has gotten to the community level, and that it is expected that states and local governments now drive the process in their areas of responsibility.

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The PTF also announced the full opening of banks and the financial services sector but stated that schools remained closed until medical experts give the nod for reopening.

Meanwhile, the NCDC on his microsite stated on Monday night that, “On the 1st of June 2020, 416 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 10578 cases have been confirmed, 3122 cases have been discharged and 299 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 416 new cases are reported from 20 states – Lagos (192), Edo (41), Rivers (33), Kaduna (30), Kwara (23), Nasarawa (18), Borno (17), FCT (14), Oyo (10), Katsina (7), Abia (5), Delta (5), Adamawa (4), Kano (4), Imo (3), Ondo (3), Benue(2), Bauchi(2), Ogun (2), Niger (1).”

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