Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus (COVID-19) news headlines for today Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed two hundred and forty-one new cases of Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
The agency confirmed the new cases on Tuesday night, at about 11:47 pm on its official microblogging site account.
This brings the overall confirmed cases of the novel virus in Nigeria to 10819.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in treating the coronavirus infection.
The global health body warned that the inappropriate and indiscriminate use of antibiotics during the COVID-19 could cause more problems than what it is supposed to solve.
The warning was handed down on Monday, by WHO director-general, Tedros Ghebreyesus, while speaking during a virtual press conference in Geneva.
He warned that; “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased use of antibiotics, which ultimately will lead to higher bacterial resistance rates that will impact the burden of disease and deaths during the pandemic and beyond.”
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Monday, revealed that twenty Local Government Areas in the country account for 60 per cent of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, stated this during the daily press conference on Monday in Abuja.
According to the data released, Lagos Mainland Local Government, Abuja Municipal, Mushin (Lagos), Eti-Osa (Lagos), and Tarauni (Kano) have the highest cases in the country.