Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus (COVID-19) news headlines for today Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday night confirmed Two-hundred-and-thirty-nine new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
This brings the figures of the pandemic to a total of 4151 in Nigeria.
See details of the new cases below.
239 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 9, 2020
The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the Lagos State Government will not hesitate to re-impose total lockdown in the state if residents continue to violate guidelines on the easing of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)lockdown.
Naija News reports that Sanwo-Olu made this comment on Saturday, May 9 while giving an update on the management of COVID-19 and review of the Coronavirus lockdown in the southwestern state.
This online news platform recalls that Lagos State which is the state with the most cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria, On May 4, commenced a gradual easing of the lockdown imposed on the state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said that the level of compliance with guidelines on the lockdown easing was unacceptable, adding that the compliance level for commercial transport operators was regrettably low.
The Federal Government has said it would re-engage Governor Yahaya Bello so he can allow officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) test Kogi State residents for COVID-19.
Naija News recalls that Yahaya Bello had stirred reactions in the state after he reportedly demanded officials of the NCDC, mobilized to the state, to first be isolated and tested for Coronavirus before allowing them to carry out their duty.
The medical experts were sent to Kogi state on Thursday, May 7 to support the state in combating any possible case of Coronavirus.
Recall that Kogi and Cross River State so far has not recorded any case COVID-19 pandemic.
However, it was reported that the NCDC officials shunned Governor Yahaya Bello’s request and they returned to Abuja.
Speaking during the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, on Friday, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said NCDC officials need to complete their work.