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Nigeria on Thursday reported the single highest daily record of new COVID-19 infections. In the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) report, there were 745 new cases out of which Lagos recorded 280 new cases.
Oyo and Ebonyi States reported 103 and 72 respectively followed by Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 60 new infections.
The full report is as follows:
Lagos-280, Oyo-103, Ebonyi-72, FCT-60, Imo-46, Edo-34, Delta-33, Rivers-25, Kaduna-23,
Ondo-16, Katsina-12, Kano-10, Bauchi-8, Borno-7, Kwara-5, Gombe-4, Sokoto-2, Enugu-2,
Yobe-1, Osun-1, Nasarawa-1.
Earlier on Thursday, Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, said Nigerians now stand a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
At the PTF briefing in Abuja, Aliyu said there was a greater risk of infection now that the lockdown has been eased and people choose to ignore the safety guidelines set in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Said he: “The PTF continues to be very concerned about the issue of compliance. As you are aware, we are here to push for the containment of COVID-19 in the country through data-driven medical advisories.
“The fact that we are receiving many reports on the flouting of the guidelines, the hint by individuals, groups and organisations is simply unacceptable.
“As I said in the past, COVID-19 is far from over globally, neither is it over in Nigeria”.