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Nigeria coronavirus cases rise above 4,000

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 239 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country’s confirmed above 4,000

A total of 4,151 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

NCDC announced 97 new cases in Lagos, 44 in Bauchi while it also announced 29 in Kano State.

The coronavirus further spread more in Katsina with 19 new cases confirmed while Borno recorded 17 new cases.

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Nigeria capital city Abuja had seven new cases of the virus while Kwara got six new more cases. Oyo State further recorded another five while Kaduna and Sokoto recorded three new cases each.

2-Adamawa, Kebbi, Plateau and Ogun recorded two new cases each while Ekiti State confirmed only one new case.

The number of fatalities increased from 117 to 128, while recoveries increased from 679 to 745.

A five-week lockdown declared by the Nigerian Government in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT was relaxed on May 4, 2020.

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While the NCDC has mulled the lockdown might be reenacted, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said if residents refused to adhere to the guidelines issued for preventing the spread of the virus, there would be another lockdown.

“As a Government elected to uphold security of its citizens, which include health security, we will not hesitate to review the terms of the easing of lockdown if we do not see an improvement in adherence to our public health guidelines in the next couple of days,” Sanwo-olu said.

“We will be forced to take a painful decision of bringing the entire system under lockdown if we continue to see evidence that Lagosians are determined to flout the rules.”

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