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COVID-19 Second Wave: Buhari Blows Hot, Says Travel, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge

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COVID-19 Second Wave: Buhari Blows Hot, Says Travel, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge

The COVID-19 Presidential Task Force said that travel, reopening schools, businesses and religious centers led to the increase in Nigeria’s coronavirus cases.
Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday.

He said, “However, it is very instructive to emphasize that factors that contributed to the rise in numbers from late November 2020 included increased local and international travel, business and religious events, reopening schools without strict compliance with COIVID-19 safety measures.
“The full import of the foregoing is to press further on the need for all of us to raise our level of vigilance and to comply with the recommended non-pharmaceutical measures.”
Meanwhile, the Centre for Disease Control in Nigeria said that reported coronavirus cases have risen in the country to 100,087.
According to data available on the NCDC website on Monday, January 11, this comes 45 weeks after the country registered its first COVID -19 case on February 27, 2020.
Out of the total of 100,087 COVID – 19 cases, 80,030 patients have been discharged, while 1,358 are dead, the agency also said.

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There are 18,699 active cases in Nigeria, with Lagos and FCT having 6, 858 and 5,563 respectively, the data also shows.
Data from the website of the NCDC also showed that on January 10, 2020, the country reported 1,024 new cases in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory .
The NCDC said, “1024 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were reported in Nigeria on January 10, 2021.”
To date, 100087 cases have been confirmed, 80030 cases have been released, and in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, 1358 deaths have been registered.

Lagos (653), Plateau (63), Benue (48), Zamfara (45), FCT (42), Rivers (27), Ondo (26), Adamawa (26), Kaduna (22), Edo (18), Ogun (16), Imo (12), Kano (9), Yobe (6), Ekiti (5), Jigawa (4) and Osun (2) have recorded 1024 new cases from 17 states.
“National emergency response activities continue to be coordinated by a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 3.”

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COVID-19 Second Wave: Buhari Blows Hot, Says Travel, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 Surge


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