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BREAKING: Nigeria confirms 239 new COVID-19 cases as total exceeds 4,000, death toll now 128

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239 new cases of #COVID19;

97-Lagos 44-Bauchi 29-Kano 19-Katsina 17-Borno 7-FCT 6-Kwara 5-Oyo 3-Kaduna 3-Sokoto 2-Adamawa 2-Kebbi 2-Plateau 2-Ogun 1-Ekiti

4151 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria Discharged: 745, Deaths: 128″
Till date, 4151 cases have been confirmed, 745 cases have been discharged and 128 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory


Nigeria’s virus cases have witnessed a high increase in the last five days after the gradual easing of lockdown in Lagos, and Abuja commenced.
NCDC while advising Nigerians on the preventive measures for the coronavirus disease reiterated the importance of physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and the wearing of face mask in public.



Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed displeasure over non-compliance by residents to safety guidelines and directives in the wake of gradual easing of lockdown, warning that government would not hesitate to review the terms of easing if level of compliance continues to nose dive.

Sanwo-Olu, gave the warning while giving an update on COVID-19 situation in the state, during a live broadcast, on Saturday.

The governor, who commended some sectors for their encouraging level of compliance, frowned at flagrant disregard to safety directives by commercial bus and motorcycle operators, with a strict warning to redress forthwith or face severe sanctions.

According to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, since 31 December 2019 and as of 09 May 2020, 3 898 658 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 274 290 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 57 860 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (8 895), Egypt (8 476), Morocco (5 711), Algeria (5 369) and Ghana (4 012).

Asia: 629 193 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Turkey (135 569), Iran (104 691), China (83 976), India (59 662) and Saudi Arabia (35 432).

America: 1 690 681 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (1 283 929), Brazil (145 328), Canada (66 434), Peru (61 847) and Mexico (31 522).

Europe: 1 511 902 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Spain (222 857), Italy (217 185), United Kingdom (211 364), Russia (187 859) and Germany (168 551).

Oceania: 8 326 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (6 914), New Zealand (1 142), Guam (151), French Polynesia (60) and Fiji (18).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 2 155 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Egypt (503), Algeria (488), Morocco (186), South Africa (178) and Nigeria (117).

Asia: 21 432 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Iran (6 541), China (4 637), Turkey (3 689), India (1 981) and Indonesia (943).

America: 100 430 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (77 180), Brazil (9 897), Canada (4 569), Mexico (3 160) and Peru (1 714).

Europe: 150 141 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (31 241), Italy (30 201), Spain (26 251), France (26 230) and Belgium (8 521).

Oceania: 125 deaths; the 4 countries reporting deaths are Australia (97), New Zealand (21), Guam (5) and Northern Mariana Islands (2).

Other: 7 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

The world has joined hands to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus and scientists and medical researchers across the globe are scrambling for the first breakthrough.

Since the virus spreads easily and is already overwhelming the healthcare system of most countries, a vaccine is the most effective way of putting a pause on the spread of infectious disease.

At present, almost 80 groups globally are working at break-neck speed for the same, even though a vaccine fit for humans normally takes years to develop. Currently, there are 111 potential vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 which are in different stages of clinical trials.

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