Nigeria records 195 new COVID-19 cases as PTF disburses N1bn to states


Nigeria records 195 new COVID-19 cases as PTF disburses N1bn to states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, disclosed in its latest update on Monday night, September 20, 2020 that Nigeria recorded 195 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

The new cases were recorded in Lagos, the FCT and 9 other states.

While Lagos reported 39 cases, the FCT recorded 15 fresh infections respectively.

Others include Enugu – 51, Gombe – 40, Plateau – 23, Rivers – 12, Kaduna –8, Ondo – 3, Bauchi – 2, Edo and Ogun reporting 1 case each.

According to the health agency, the country has been able to manage 48,674 cases effectively since the initial outbreak of the virus on February 27.

However, on a sad note, over 1,000 persons have died from the virus.

Meanwhile, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced the disbursement of N1billion each to 32 states in the country amid the pandemic.

Dr Sani Aliyu made this known during a briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He said, “This is for the purpose of driving their COVID responses and we are asking them to prioritise testing in addition to surveillance activities linked to COVID-19”.

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