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Lagos
state on Friday has recorded eighty (80) new confirmed cases of Coronavirus making
it the highest ever reported case within 24hours.

This
disclosure was made available on the website of Nigeria centre for Disease and
control (NCDC) making the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 657
and that which was obtained by urban Express News-online.


It
also revealed that 16 persons have died from Coronavirus related complication
in the state.

Its
puts; on the 24th of April 2020, 114 new confirmed cases and one new
death were recorded in Nigeria.

One
new state, Zamfara has reported a confirmed case in the last 24 hours, till
date, 1095 cases have been confirmed, 208 cases have been discharged and thirty
two deaths have been recorded in 27 states which includes the FCT, Lagos (80),
Gombe (21), FCT (5) Zamfara (2), Edo (2), Ogun (1), Oyo (1), Kaduna (1), Sokoto
(1)

At
Present, Lagos has 657 cases, FCT 138, kano 73, ogun 35, Gombe 30, Katsina 21,
osun 20, Edo 19, Oyo 18, Borno 12, kwara 11, Akwa-ibom 11,  kaduna 10, Bauchi 8, Delta 6, Ekiti 4, Ondo
3, Rivers 3, jigawa 2, Enugu 2, Niger 2, Abia 2, Zamfara 2,   Sokoto 2, Benue 1, Adamawa 1, Plateau 1.

Also,
of the 208 cases who have been discharged, 116 were in lagos, 35 in Abuja, five
in ogun, 18 in osun, five in oyo seven in Edo in Kwara, three In Akwa-ibom,
four in kaduna, five in Bauchi, two in Ekiti, one in Ondo, two in Enugu and Two
In Rivers.

Meanwhile
Nigeria government through the Nigeria centre For Disease control has given
reasons why the lockdown measure should not be relaxed.

Speaking
on Friday at a media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in
Abuja, the Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said it was not
yet time to relax the lockdown.

He
noted that although the lockdown was having negative effects on the economy as
it was impeding Nigerians’ ability to go about their daily activities, he said
it was vital to be patient and endure the lockdown further to ensure a safe and
healthy society when the economy would be reopened.

He
said, “We will eventually exit this stage and restart our normal life but that
stage is still a while to come and I ask for your endurance, support and
patience. Lots of efforts are going on across the world to find new therapy, to
find vaccine.

“Everybody
is pushing hard along this direction. We need unprecedented level of caution to
continue carrying out the preventive measure that we have advised many times on
this platform.

“Many
families have not been able to bury their dead, rescheduled their marriages and
baptism and everything they are doing. In a way, life is in suspense. Everyone
recognises the sacrifice Nigerians have made but we really have to encourage
one another to continue to a position where we can relax some of that
(lockdown) but until we get to that place, we have to continue in the short
term.

“We are
working hard to reach a point where we can relax some of these measures but we
are not there yet. We ask you to join us to continue this journey with us and
amplify these messages that we are giving. We are happy to have the leadership
of the Nigeria Labour Congress here with us today (Friday).”


citizens must remember that the most vulnerable people were the elderly and
people with other illnesses”.

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