The Minister of Health, Osagie Ohanire, revealed that considering the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country he called treating the virus with caution because the fatalities will increase. The Minister made this statement in Abuja on Thursday during the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 daily briefing. Ohanire, however, stated that there were measures that when followed strictly, could limit the spread of the deadly virus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, leaving the devastating disease endemic in only two countries and bringing the world one major step closer to achieving this goal of ending polio for good. “The outstanding commitment and efforts that got Nigeria off the endemic list must continue, to keep Africa polio-free,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. “We must now support the efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan so they soon join the polio-free world.”
The New COVID-19 cases in Nigeria have increased with 350 new recorded cases, totaling the country's infection to 11,516, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the cases. The new infections were recorded in 19 states including Lagos with 102, Ogun with 34, FCT with 29, Borno with 26, and Kaduna with 23.