Nigeria reported zero COVID-19 infection on Sunday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, adding that the country’s case count has continued to decline.
Nigeria now has 167,206 confirmed cases, according to the NCDC. On Monday, the agency announced it on its website.
It stated that as of June 20, no new additional case counts had been recorded and that the update did not include data from Lagos State.
As of June 20, seven more people had been released from isolation centres across the country, according to the report.
According to the agency, the total number of discharged patients in the country has risen to 163,577, out of a total of 167,206 confirmed cases.
According to the NCDC, there have been no new cases of the disease in the country. It went on to say that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, which had been activated at Level 2, was still in charge of coordinating national response efforts.
Since the pandemic began in February 2020, the NCDC reported that the country has tested 2,231,409 samples.
Meanwhile, the agency urged Nigerians to follow all non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 prevention measures in order to stop the virus from spreading in the country.
“Wash your hands with soap under running water. Wear your face mask properly. Maintain a distance of two meters from the person next to you,” it advised.
Recall that, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has initiated the ‘Powerful H.A.N.D’ campaign to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria. It is aimed at states with high Covid-19 cases.
The NCDC director acknowledged that the pandemic had prompted the rapid production of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines, demonstrating humanity’s extraordinary ability to draw on years of prior study and produce exponential scientific innovation.