Nigeria recorded Ninety-One, (91), new COVID-19 cases, yesterday, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, bringing the total number of cases, so far recorded in Nigeria to Eight Hundred And Seventy-Three, (873).
This was the update given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC. The update, also, indicated that, One Hundred And Ninety-Seven, (197), cases have been discharged, while Twenty-Eight, (28), deaths have been recorded, due to complications from the virus.
The new cases indicated that, Seventy-Four, (74), new cases, were recorded in Lagos State, while Katsina State recorded Five, (5), new cases, with Ogun State recording Four, (4), new cases.
Delta and Edo States recorded Two, (2), new cases each, while Adamawa, Kwara and Oyo States, as well as the FCT, recorded One, (One), new case each.
Of the Eight Hundred And Seventy-Three, (873), recorded by Nigeria, so far, Lagos State still has, so far, recorded Five Hundred And Four, (504), while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has recorded a total of One Hundred And Nineteen, (119), cases, with Kano State recording Seventy-Three, (73), cases. Ogun State has recorded Twenty-Four, (24), with Katsina State recording Twenty-One cases.
Osun State has recorded Twenty, (20), cases, while Edo and Oyo States have recorded Seventeen, (17), cases each, with Kwara State recording Ten, (10), cases. Akwa Ibom, Borno and Kaduna States have recorded Nine, (9), cases each.
Bauchi State has recorded Eight, (8), cases, while Delta State has recorded Six, (6), cases, with Gombe State recording Five Cases and Ekiti State recording Four, (4), cases. Abia, Enugu, Jigawa and Niger States have recorded Two, (2), cases each, while Adamawa, Anambra, Benue and Sokoto States have recorded One, (1), case each.
The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, under the leadership of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, have agreed to implement a Two Weeks inter-state restriction of movement.
This, they maintained is to further curb the spread of the virus, through movement from one State to the other. This was disclosed by Governor Fayemi, after the 6th COVID-19 tele-conference held by the Governors forum, yesterday, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
“The forum, also, received a briefing from the governors of Lagos, Bauchi, Oyo and Ogun States, who shared their experiences and lessons, from the fight against COVID-19.
Governors, unanimously, agreed on the implementation of an inter-state lockdown, in the country, over the next two weeks, to mitigate the spread of the virus, from State to State. Only essential services will be permitted”, Governor Fayemi disclosed.
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