Barely Twenty four hours to the demise of president Buhari’s chief
of staff Malam Abba Kyari after testing positive to Coronavirus which led to
his death, the National Centre Disease Control NCDC announced another 348
males, 145 females to have been tested positive.
The total of infectious recorded is now 493 since the pandemic began.
This was contained in the centre’s situation report on the
pandemic in the country
In the report released via its twitter, the NCDC said the most
affected age bracket were those between 31 and 40 years adding that a total
number of 7, 154 test have been conducted so far while 9221 people of interest
have been identified.
The statistic specifically indicate the positive cases show 210
had travel history, 175 were contacts of those with travel history, 16 persons
were unknown sources while 92 were “incomplete”.
However, 159 recoveries have made while fatalities have been
Meanwhile, Akwa Ibom said it was embarking on aggressive testing
prelude to considering whether the domestic economy would be reopened after the
one week lockdown extension.
In a statement signed by Charles Udoh, Akwa-Ibom state
commissioner for information said its appeal to all residents to corporate and
offer themselves for testing even if they are yet displaying symptoms.
“The whole idea is to make sure everybody is safe, considering
that safety is paramount to the state government”
He said resident are enjoined to continue to observe stipulated
personal and respiratory hygiene guidelines and practice social distancing.