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BREAKING NEWS: NCDC confirms 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria – Easter Weekend Will Be The Hardest For Us – NCDC Boss

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed seventeen new cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria.

The announcement was made on Friday night via its Twitter handle.

This means that the total number of the confirmed cases of Covid-19 has now risen to 305 patients within the country.

In a tweet on Friday evening, the health agency revealed that the latest cases were recorded in six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The 17 (seventeen) new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in the following states, and they are listed as follows:

8 in Lagos
3 in Katsina
2 in FCT
1 in Niger
1 in Kaduna
1 in Anambra
1 in Ondo

As at 09:30 pm 10th April there are 305 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 58 have been discharged with 7 deaths

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The NCDC revealed that seven more people have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of those discharged to 58.

It also noted that no new fatality was recorded as the death toll in the country stood at seven.

The health agency, however, made some clarification on the total number of cases confirmed in Lagos State.NCDC@NCDCgov · Replying to @NCDCgov

As at 09:30 pm 10th April, there are

305 confirmed cases
58 discharged
7 deaths

Lagos- 163
FCT- 56
Osun- 20
Edo- 12
Oyo- 11
Bauchi- 6
Akwa Ibom- 5
Ogun- 7
Kaduna- 6
Enugu- 2
Ekiti- 2
Rivers-2
Kwara- 2
Delta- 2
Benue- 1
Ondo- 2
Katsina-4
Niger- 1
Anambra- 1NCDC✔@NCDCgov

Three cases previously included as Lagos state cases have been transferred to Ogun state. The three cases live in satellite towns in Ogun close to Lagos

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In another tweet, it explained that three cases previously included as Lagos have been transferred to Ogun State, saying the affected persons live in satellite towns in Ogun close to Lagos.

“Therefore, Lagos State has reported 163 confirmed cases while Ogun State has reported seven confirmed cases,” the NCDC stated.

Meanwhile, the health agency has updated its case summary on coronavirus, saying a total of 5,000 people have been tested.

AN UPDATED TABLE SUMMERY ON COVID-19 CASES WITHIN THE COUNTRY

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WHAT’S NEXT? – Easter Weekend Will Be The Hardest For Us – NCDC Boss

COVID-19 IN NIGERIA

2020 EASTER WEEKEND – THE WORST EVER IN NIGERIA

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has urged Nigerians to continue to support the Federal Government in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Ihekweazu made the appeal in his remarks at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on of COVID-19 which held on Friday in Abuja.

He admitted that it would be quite tough to celebrate Easter in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the measures put in place by the government to curb its spread.

READ ALSONigeria Records 17 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 305

The NCDC boss, however, stressed that the restriction order on social gatherings – including in churches and mosques – was in the best interest of the nation.

The NCDC boss, however, stressed that the restriction order on social gatherings – including in churches and mosques – was in the best interest of the nation.

He said, “We are socially intense people, we live on social interaction; we are known across the world for our music, our dance, our drama.

“We hold our religious gatherings very dear to our hearts and there is no weekend more important for Christianity than this weekend.”

A Short Term Price

“There is no weekend that Christians are called upon to come together than this weekend. So, there is no weekend this will be hardest for us, the Christians amongst the Nigerian population, than this weekend.

“So, I really call on all of us – Nigerian Christians, Muslims, and whatever the religion that you have, we need to pay a short term price for a long term goal and physical distancing is probably the most important tool,” he stressed.

Ihekweazu believes some Nigerians, especially in Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are still finding it difficult to understand how to keep social distance with the people in their environment.

He, therefore, gave a breakdown of how people can observe social distancing, saying it was simply just to avoid physical contacts.

“I would actually like to introduce a new term that probably better defines what we are trying to do.

“We move from the term social distancing to physical distancing because what we are suggesting is not for you to be socially apart from each other,” the NCDC boss said.

He added, “We are suggesting that we stay physically apart but use technology and any other means available to you to actually increase your social relationships because it is by increasing it through other means that we can maintain our mental well-being, our relationships, as well achieve our goals of keeping the virus apart from us.”




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