- Coronavirus cases in Nigeria have continued to rise despite the efforts by the government to check the spread of the pandemic
- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday, May 24, reported 313 new infections in the country
- The total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has hit 7,389
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Coronavirus cases in Nigeria have continued to rise despite the efforts by the Nigerian government to check the spread of the pandemic.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, May 24, reported 313 new infections in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 7,389.
Currently, 35 Nigerian states including Abuja have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Lagos has the highest number of cases so far.
Below is the list of Nigerian state with confirmed COVID-19:
States Affected Number confirmed cases
1. Lagos: 3,505
2. Kano: 896
3. Abuja: 505
4. Katsina: 308
5. Borno: 250
6. Jigawa: 241
7. Oyo: 240
8. Bauchi: 232
9. Ogun: 231
10. Edo: 191
11. Kaduna: 189
12. Gombe: 145
13. Rivers: 116
14. Sokoto: 116
15. Plateau: 83
16. Kwara: 79
17. Zamfara 76
18. Yobe: 47
19. Nasarawa: 46
20. Osun: 42
21. Delta: 39
22. Ebonyi: 33
23. Kebbi: 32
24. Niger: 28
25. Adamawa: 27
26. Akwa Ibom 24
27. Ondo: 23
28. Ekiti: 20
29. Enugu: 18
30. Taraba: 18
31. Bayelsa: 11
32. Anambra: 9
33. Imo: 7
34. Abia: 7
35. Benue: 5
Below is the list in a tweet from the NCDC
Meanwhile, as Lagos state considers full re-opening of the economy, the government is intensifying the distribution of face masks to residents in 57 LGAs/LCDAs.
Popular Fuji musician, Pasuma and comedian Owen Gee supported the Maskup Lagos. They shared the Lagos government's free face masks in the Ikeja and Mushin areas of the state.
This was disclosed in a tweet shared on the official Twitter handle of the Lagos state government.
In another report, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals in Kaduna have been deserted by health workers over to over threat of deducting 25 % of their salaries by the state government.
Medical personnel in Kaduna have called on the government to reverse its decision to go ahead with the deduction, but to no avail, hence the strike.
Speaking with journalists on Saturday, May 23, Dr Steven Kache, the state's chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) opined that the request of the workers is logical, adding that the situation is quite unfortunate.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kaduna state government had threatened to sack any health worker who fails to show up at their assigned places of work, saying the government would view such action by health workers as having forfeited their employment.
The state government, in response to a strike notice by health workers over the state’s deductions of 25% from the salaries of all civil servants, said it would not bend to blackmail and instructed that every health worker willing to work is required to sign the register at the ministry of health and the health institutions to which they were deployed.
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