Nigeria’s COVID-19 jumps to 25,694 with 561 new cases

Nigeria's COVID-19 jumps to 25,694 with 561 new cases
Nigeria’s COVID-19 workers

By Taiwo Alabi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, registered 561 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the national tally to 25,694.

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday night as the country is set to begin inter-state movement, while schools have also been directed to open for graduating classes.

In the new COVID-19 daily figures announced, Lagos recorded 200 cases.

Edo followed with 119 cases, Kaduna and FCT  recorded 52 each.

Others are 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 Jigawa-1.”

On Monday, the Federal government said it has identified 18 local councils, where there are more cases of the virus.

It intends to impose ‘precision lockdown’ on the 18 councils.

It also charged citizens to observe all the precautions.

“With the absence of a vaccine, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as use of face masks, physical distancing & hand hygiene remain the most effective strategy to limit #COVID19 spread,” said Boss Mustapha, chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force.