Cases of COVID-19 epidemic in Nigeria has risen to 362 on Tuesday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) update, 19 new cases of the virus have been reported in the country.
The agencies through its official Twitter account revealed that the new cases are: 14 in Lagos, 2 in FCT,1 in Kano, 1 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Edo.
Earlier today, the Lagos state government has announced that it has identified 119 people with COVID-19 symptoms during the recently activated house-to-house search.
The health minister for Lagos state discloses this during a media briefing on Tuesday, April 14, according to him, a total of 118,000 households have been reached and 119 persons were found with symptoms of coronavirus.
With the coronavirus cases rapidly going up the President Muhammadu Buhari, extended the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states for another two weeks. This was contained in the president’s address to the nation on Monday, April 13.
“Having carefully considered the briefings and report from the Presidential Task Force and the various options offered, it has become necessary to extend the current restriction of movement in Lagos and Ogun states as well as the FCT for another 14 days effective from 11:59 pm on Monday, 13th of April, 2020.”
“I am therefore once again asking you all to work with the government in this fight.”
“This decision is a difficult one buts the right decision,” he said. Adding that “The repercussions of any premature end to the lockdown action are unimaginable. “We must not lose the gains achieved thus far. We must not allow a rapid increase in community transmission. We must endure a little longer.”