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COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Saturday, May 23, 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 Saturday, May 23, 2020.

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

NCDC Confirms 245 New Cases Of Coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Thursday night confirmed two hundred and forty-five new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The agency in a post on their official Twitter account confirmed the new cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 7261.

Meanwhile, 2007 patients have been discharged, while 221 deaths have been recorded in the country.

Again, Ogun State Extends Coronavirus Lockdown

Governor Dapo Abiodun has again extended the lockdown in Ogun State for one week in a bid to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

Governor Abiodun made this known while speaking to newsmen on Friday at the State’s Government House.

While giving updates on coronavirus in the state, the Ogun State governor said he was “constrained to painfully extend the current ease of lockdown in Ogun for another one week.”

Dapo Abiodun, who disclosed that the state recorded 49 new cases in the outgoing week, revealed that 25 cases were recorded in a single day.

On the new lockdown measures, the Ogun governor said residents will be allowed to go out between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Eid-el-Fitr: Ganduje Insists Eid Prayers In Kano Despite Coronavirus

The Kano State government led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has insisted on conducting the Eid-el-Fitr prayers in the state to mark the end of the Muslim Ramadan fasting month despite the outbreak of Coronavirus in Kano.

Naija News reports that a statement issued by the Press Secretary, Cabinet Office, Kano, Uba Abdullahiquoted the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji on Friday evening to have enjoined the people to uniformly perform the forthcoming Edil Fitr prayers devoid of any celebration.

The Secretary to the State Government also warned that the traditional Sallah homage by traditional rulers is restricted to inside the palace only.

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