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BREAKING: Lagos Records 80 New COVID-19 Cases

 

Lagos State has recorded 80 new COVID-19 instances, bringing the full variety of instances within the state now to 844.

The Nigeria Middle for Illness Management (NCDC) disclosed this within the early hours of Wednesday whereas saying that the nation had recorded 195 new instances.

Learn Additionally: Nigeria Data 195 New Instances Of COVID-19, Whole Infections Now 1,532

Because the epicentre of the virus, the Federal Authorities had introduced a two-week lockdown in Lagos, on March 29, which grew to become efficient on Monday, March 30, as a part of efforts to curb the unfold of the virus.

The lockdown order additionally utilized to the FCT and Ogun State.

It was additional prolonged by one other two weeks, which got here to an finish on Monday, April 27.

The President, nonetheless, introduced one other extension by one week, after which he permitted a phased easing of the lockdown to permit for the restoration of some financial and enterprise actions in sure sectors

This, in accordance with the president, will likely be adopted strictly with aggressive reinforcement of testing and speak to tracing measures.

In the meantime, the Lagos State Authorities has kicked off the obligatory carrying of masks within the state as a part of efforts within the combat in opposition to the COVID-19.

“Dear Lagosians, even as we observe the lockdown, we are kicking off #MaskUpLagos; the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks in Lagos Face masks help to protect us from droplets and secretions from coughing, sneezing etc as not everyone that is infected will show symptoms,” the governor tweeted on Sunday.

“Face masks, combined with frequent hand washing, being conscious about NOT touching our face, as well as #SocialDistancing, are effective in slowing the spread,”.

To drive this initiative, the state authorities introduced that it’s presently producing about three million face masks for distribution to the weak.

With the 195 new infections, Nigeria’s whole confirmed COVID-19 instances stands at 1,532.

Other than the 80 in Lagos, 38 had been recorded in Kano, whereas 15 had been recorded within the Ogun State and Bauchi State every.

In Borno state 11 instances had been recorded, 10 in Gombe, 9 in Sokoto, 5 in Edo and Jigawa, two in Zamfara and one every in Rivers, Enugu, Delta, FCT and Nasarawa.

Up to now, a complete of 225 have been discharged whereas 44 deaths have been recorded within the nation.

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