Nigerians are currently expressing concern and panic over the rate at which cases of the infectious coronavirus is increasing in Nigeria, as cases hit 1095.
On Friday night, NCDC announced 114 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, the highest figure gotten in one day since the outbreak of the disease in the country.
“114 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 80 in Lagos, 21 in Gombe, 5 in FCT, 2 in Zamfara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Ogun, 1 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Sokoto
“As at 11:30 pm 24th April there are 1095 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 208; Deaths: 32
“As at 11:30 pm 24th April:
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Following the update by NCDC, some Nigerians have expressed shock at the rate the cases are rising in the country.
A facebook influencer and aide to the Lagos State Governor, Olufunke Philips stated, “One month ago, we had a total of 42 confirmed cases in the whole country. Today alone, Lagos has 80 cases.”
Also, leading and multiple award winning human rights activist, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, the President of Centre for Change in a press statement said, “Crossing the 1000 threshold raises the spectre of community transmission and calls to question the efficacy or otherwise of the lockdown policy of the Federal and State governments.”
While the panic builds up and grow across the country, the government will need to double its efforts to curtail and stop the spread of the pandemic in the country, to restore hope of citizens.
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