Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus (COVID-19) news headlines for today Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
COVID-19 death toll rises to 158 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, May 12, reported 146 confirmed new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria with Lagos State leading the chat with 57.
The new figure brings total cases of the deadly virus in Nigeria to 4787.
146 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 12, 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has revealed that the relaxation of the lockdown will be reviewed this week.
The development was revealed by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, during the daily briefing on Tuesday.
he further stated that the task force would not hesitate to change strategy if the current directive is not working.
“You are probably aware that by the end of this week, we will be coming to the end of the second week of easing the lockdown and we will be taking further decisions based on the review of the performance of the restrictions that we have in place.”
“And we will not hesitate to change our strategy if it looks like it is not working.”
The Regional Office of the World Health Organization in Brazzaville, Congo, has revealed that the number of Coronavirus confirmed cases in the continent has risen to over 66,000 in the past 24 hours.
The development was revealed by the UN health agency on its official Twitter account on Tuesday.
The post noted that the Pandemic has led to the death of 2,300 people in the continent, while more than 22,000 patients have recovered.
“Over 66,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 22,000 recoveries & 2,300 associated deaths,” it said.