Nigeria Records 553 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 9,855

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 553 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 9,855.

The NCDC made the announcement on Saturday night via its Twitter handle.

“553 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-378 FCT-52 Delta-23 Edo-22 Rivers-14 Ogun-13 Kaduna-12 Kano-9 Borno-7 Katsina-6 Jigawa-5 Oyo-5 Yobe-3 Plateau-3 Osun-1.”

Meanwhile, amid the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, had threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government does not provide Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs, pay COVID-19 inducement allowances, and recall sacked resident doctors at the Jos University Teaching Hospital.

The doctors noted “the perpetual lack of personnel protective equipment, PPEs, in tertiary teaching hospital,” and alled on the Federal and state governments to provide adequate PPEs such as N95 respirators, gloves among others, to all health workers.

553 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-378
FCT-52
Delta-23
Edo-22
Rivers-14
Ogun-13
Kaduna-12
Kano-9
Borno-7
Katsina-6
Jigawa-5
Oyo-5
Yobe-3
Plateau-3
Osun-1

9855 cases of #COVID19Nigeria
Discharged: 2856
Deaths: 273

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