Nigeria has recorded Two Thousand, Three Hundred And Eight -Eight, (2,388), COVID-19 cases, out of a total of Sixteen Thousand, Five Hundred And Eighty-Eight, (16,588), tests carried out.
This was according to the update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, at 11:55 pm, on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The update, also, showed that, Two Hundred And Twenty, (220), new cases were recorded, while, Three Hundred And Eighty-Five, (385), cases have been discharged, while Eighty-Five, (85), deaths have recorded, leaving One Thousand, Nine Hundred And Eighteen(1,918), cases, still being treated.
The States that recorded new cases yesterday, include; Lagos State, which recorded Sixty-Two, (62), new cases, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, that recorded Fifty Two, (52), new cases. Kaduna State recorded Thirty-One, (31), new cases, while Sokoto State recorded Thirteen, (13), new cases, with Kebbi State recording Ten, (10), new cases.
Yobe State recorded Nine, (9), new case, while Borno State recorded Six, (6), new cases, with Edo and Bauchi States recording Five, (5), new cases each.
Enugu, Gombe and Oyo State, recorded Four, (4), new cases each, while Zamfara State recorded Three, (3), new cases, with Ebonyi, Kano, Kwara, Nasarawa, Osun and Plateau States, recording Two, (2), new cases each.
Meanwhile, the Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, has disclosed that, the country will not return to life, as it was, pre-COIVD-19, until 2021, just like all other affected countries, all over the world.
“We are faced with a difficult reality and we are not unique in this. Every country is, right now, looking at the challenge and to get us back to some level of normalcy, but the reality is that we are going to live with COVID-19, for the next year, at the very least, so, we have to start thinking about how to live safely with COVID-19”, stressed Ihekweazu.
Ihekewazu, therefore, stated that some of the ways to live safely with COVID-19, is to follow the hygienic rules of hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, etc.
People should, also, adhere strictly to the rules on social distancing, as the easing of the lockdown in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory commences tomorrow, to prevent an explosion of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, going forward.
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