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COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Monday, May 4, 2020


BREAKING: NCDC Confirms Cases Of Omicron Variant In Nigeria

Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus (COVID-19) news headlines for today Monday, May 4, 2020.

Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 170 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 170 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

See below the details of the new cases from different states as reported by the NCDC on Sunday night.

Abba Kyari: SGF Mustapha, Buhari Aides, Others Test Negative For COVID-19

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has revealed that presidential aides that attended the burial of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, have tested negative for COVID-19.

This was made known in a statement on Sunday by the Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, FCTA, Mohammed Kawu.

Kawu said: “The Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT Administration, is happy to announce that the individuals exposed during the burial of late Chief of staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, have completed their 14 days of isolation.”

Coronavirus Lockdown: Lagos Govt Speaks On Schools Resumption

The Lagos State Government has denied reports that schools have been given the go-ahead to resume for the third term.

This was made known in a statement on Saturday by the Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi.

According to him, the report claimed that an unnamed “Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” issued the directive.

Dismissing the claim, Abayomi stated that such a decision has not been taken.

He stated that there is no designation as “Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” in the Ministry.

Lagos Records More COVID-19 Deaths

The Lagos State government has confirmed that three more people have died in its facilities as a result of the coronavirus infection.

Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner of health, broke the news via his Twitter account on Sunday.

Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases in Nigeria with 1,084 cases and the number of deaths in the state has now increased to 28 with the latest update.

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“62 new #COVID19 infections confirmed in Lagos on the 2nd of May, 2020. Total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in Lagos is now 1084,” he said.