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COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Tuesday, May 5, 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 Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

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

Coronavirus: Nigeria Records 245 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Monday, May 4th confirmed 245 new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 2802, however, 417 persons has been discharged and 93 death recorded.

According to the report by NCDC, 76 cases were recorded in Lagos state, 37 in Katsina, 32 in Jigawa, 23 in Kano, 19 in FCT, 18 in Borno,  10 in Edo, 9 in Bauchi, 6 in Adamawa, 5 in Oyo, 5 in Ogun, 1 in Ekiti, 1 in Osun 1-Benue,  1 in Niger and 1 in Zamfara.

NCDC Reveals Why Nigeria May Go On COVID-19 Lockdown Again

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that the Federal Government will lockdown parts of Nigeria if there is a massive increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

This was made known by the Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The NCDC DG expressed worry over corporate organisations, especially banks on Monday flouting guidelines for infection prevention and control.

COVID-19 Lockdown Ease: Lagos Lists Businesses, Offices, Banned From Operating Till May 31

The government of Lagos State, led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says some offices and businesses would remain closed despite the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown ease in the state which begins from Monday, May 4, 2020.

Naija News reports that the Lagos State Governor said: “It is a gradual and controlled easing of the lockdown. We will continue to monitor the public health situation; the economic impact of the lockdown and always adjust our responses accordingly.

This online news platform understands that the Lagos State Governor had also added that the new guidelines would be reviewed by May 31st, 2020.

Why Coronavirus Is Spreading Quickly In Kano – Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has stated that the increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kano State was caused by the delay in testing suspected cases.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, Ganduje lamented the uncontrollable spread of the disease in the northern state.

Ganduje said: “There is no doubt that Kano is in trouble.

“And there is no doubt that we started on a shaky foundation.

“When samples were taken to Abuja for 7 hours and came back again in 7 hours, that was the shaky foundation I am talking about.

“We then lodged our complaint to President Muhammadu Buhari, who ordered for the establishment of a Testing Centre at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, which after take-off was shut down for some days if not weeks.

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