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Nigeria records 288 new coronavirus cases

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Friday confirmed 288 new cases of coronvirus across the country.

A total of 5445 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the FCT.

On Friday, NCDC confirmed 179 new cases in Lagos, while the health commission said 20 new cases were confirmed in Kaduna. Katsina and Jigawa also got 15 new cases each.

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In Borno, 13 new cases were confirmed by NCDC while eleven new cases were confirmed in Ogun State. Kano had eight new cases while Abuja got seven new cases.

Niger and Ekiti states confirmed four new cases each while Oyo, Delta and Bauchi had three new cases each.

NCDC announced two new cases in Kwara State and also confirmed one case in Edo State.

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The number of total recoveries increased from 1,180, to 1320 while fatalities increased from 170 to 171.

On Thursday, about 140 past and present world leaders have urged that any eventual COVID-19 vaccines and treatments should be made available to the world free of charge.

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President of South Africa and Chair of the African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, Nigeria former president Olusegun Obasanjo and the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom were among more than 140 signatories of the open letter.

The world leaders in the open letter demand that all vaccines, treatments and tests be patent-free, mass-produced, distributed fairly and made available to all people, in all countries, free of charge.

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“Governments and international partners must unite around a global guarantee which ensures that, when a safe and effective vaccine is developed, it is produced rapidly at scale and made available for all people, in all countries, free of charge,” the letter said.


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