Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus news headlines for today Friday, April 17th, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
35 new cases of the coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Nigeria by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control on Thursday.
The NCDC in a tweet late on Thursday, gave the breakdown of the new cases as 19 in Lagos, 9 in FCT, 5 in Kano and 2 in Oyo.
With the latest report, as at 10:20 pm 16th April there are 442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 152 have been discharged with 13 deaths.
The index case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Nigeria was confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Health on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Naija News recalls the case was recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
The case involved an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on the 25th of February 2020. He has since been treated and discharged after testing negative to the virus.
However since the first case was recorded, the coronavirus infection has now spread to nineteen states in the country including Abuja, the FCT.
This is based on data obtained by this online news medium from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). As at 10:20 pm 16th April, 442 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria. Of this figure, 152 have been discharged with 13 deaths recorded.
The controversial prophecy of Prophet T.B Joshua that the coronavirus outbreak would end in Wuhan, China by 27th March 2020 has attracted reaction from citizens and residents of China.
The video of their reactions was spotted on Youtube showing citizens reacting to the controversial prophecy.
One of the residents of China in the statement said, “I had been hearing about TB Joshua since I was a kid but I never believed in him.”
He noted that he dismissed the prophecy of the prophet but was surprised when heavy rain fell across the region from 23rd to 26th March 2020 which was stated in TB Joshua’s prophecy.
Following the rainfall in Wuhan, the region declared it had no new confirmed cases, leading the resident to change his perception of Joshua’s authenticity.
Source: Naija News