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Nigeria records 245 new cases of COVID-19, as total infections now 2802

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday recorded 245 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 2802.

The NCDC also said that six new patients have been confirmed dead from the virus in the country, bringing the total number of death to 93.

The agency on its confirmed twitter handle on Monday night said that the 245 new cases were recorded from 16 states. “76-Lagos, 37-Katsina, 32-Jigawa, 23-Kano, 19-FCT, 18-Borno, 10-Edo, 9-Bauchi, 6-Adamawa, 5 each from Oyo, and Ogun, while one each from, Ekiti, Osun, Benue, Niger and Zamfara,” it said.

According to NCDC, as at 11;45 pm, May 4, Nigeria has 2802 Active Cases of COVID-19 and 417 Treated and Discharge in the country.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government says it might be forced to implement another lockdown if Nigerians do not comply with social distancing measures. Dr Chike Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, who stated this at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19, said businesses must also join hands to implement the required health measures.

Weeks of lockdown in Lagos and Abuja and Ogun states were eased on May 4, but crowds clustered at banks and other public spaces, defying the government’s advisories. “Initial reports are not too pleasing across the country,” he said of the lockdown compliance.

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