Nigeria Records 561 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 25,694

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, announced that the country has recorded 561 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 25,694.

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday night.

“561 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-200, Edo-119, Kaduna-52, FCT-52, Niger-32, Ogun-19, Ondo-16, Imo-14, Plateau-11, Abia-8, Oyo-8, Bayelsa-7, Katsina-6, Kano-5, Bauchi-3, Osun-3, Kebbi-3, Borno-2, Jigawa-1.”

561 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-200

Edo-119

Kaduna-52

FCT-52

Niger-32

Ogun-19

Ondo-16

Imo-14

Plateau-11

Abia-8

Oyo-8

Bayelsa-7

Katsina-6

Kano-5

Bauchi-3

Osun-3

Kebbi-3

Borno-2

Jigawa-1

25,694 confirmed

9,746 discharged

590 deaths

Meanwhile, the Nigerian health workers on the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic has kicked against disparity in the hazard allowances paid by the Federal Government.

The workers are protesting the payment of 10 per cent to non-clinical staff while the clinical staff were paid 50 per cent of their salaries as COVID-19 hazard allowance by the government.

The health workers, under the umbrella body of the Joint Health Sector Unions and other Assembly of Health Professionals, threatened to shut down the health sector because of the disparity in the payment of hazards allowance to its members.

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