Nigeria has recorded an additional 561 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours with Lagos state topping the table.
According to the latest data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its social media page, the center of excellence which is the epicenter recorded additional 200 cases, followed by Edo with 119, Kaduna-52, FCT-52, Niger-32, Ogun-19, Ondo-16, Imo-14, Plateau-11, Abia-8, Oyo-8, Bayelsa-7, Katsina-6, Kano-5, Bauchi-3, Osun-3, Kebbi-3, Borno-2, and Jigawa-1.
From a total of 25,694 confirmed cases, 9,746 patients have been discharged and 590 deaths recorded so far.
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Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
From the table, it means there is an additional 17 deaths from COVID-19 complications while no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
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Reopening of schools: NMA, NUT knock FG
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have taken a swipe at the Federal Government over its “safe reopening of schools”.
Both bodies said that the directive that graduating classes should resume was not only badly thought-out but also could expose both teachers and pupils to the deadly coronavirus.
Speaking with Punch, the NMA President, Prof Innocent Ujah, said that with the current low level of compliance by Nigerians with COVID-19 safety protocols, it was risky to ask pupils to resume.
On his part, the NUT General Secretary, Mike Ene, said the government was playing politics with the directive and wondered how teachers, who had not been paid salaries in some states, would get money to buy personal protective equipment.
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