The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, taking the total number of infections to 166,019.
In the early hours of Monday, May 24, the NCDC announced on its official Twitter account @NCDCgov – Lagos (twenty-nine), Abia (three), Ogun (three), Kano (two), Kaduna (one), Plateau (one), and Rivers (one) were among the seven states with new infections .
The survey claims there are no cases in Ekiti, the Federal Capital Territory, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, and Sokoto states.
According to the department, 166,019 cases have been reported, 156,476 people have been treated and released, and 2,067 people have died in 36 states and the FCT.
The agency added that the national response activities were still being coordinated by a multi-sectoral national emergency operations center that had been activated at Level 2.
Since the start of the pandemic in Nigeria on February 27, 2020, the NCDC has screened over two million people, according to the department. According to the study, there are approximately 7,476 active cases in the country.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has urged Nigerians to adhere to all non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 prevention measures that will aid in the country’s COVID-19 control. “Wash your hands with soap under running water, wear your face mask properly, maintain a distance of two metres from the person next to you.”
According to the Nigerian News Agency, the Nigerian Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has declared 108 airline passengers to be potential public health risks for evading the country’s mandatory seven-day quarantine period.
The passengers arrived in Nigeria from Brazil, India, and Turkey.
The PSC on COVID-19 stated that the individuals reported did not follow the newly implemented mandatory protocols in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The passengers included 27 Indians and 63 Nigerians who arrived in Nigeria via Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, according to the study.
Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways are among the affected airlines, according to the PSC, with 27 Indian violators classified as unregistered.
Their arrival dates were between May 8 and 15, according to the study, and they “eluded the mandatory seven-day quarantine for persons arriving from restricted countries.”