COVID-19 cases hit 174 despite 50 measures by presidency

Thu Apr 2nd, 2020 - Akwa Ibom

Fumigation of Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State by the Chairman, Mr. Laven Ubandoma to prevent COVID-19 in the council…yesterday. PHOTO: NAN

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The presidency yesterday released a “chronicle of some of the reactions by the agencies and trained experts under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari” as the coronavirus continues to spread in the country.

Signed by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) Femi Adesina, the 50-point list aimed to validate the president’s position during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday, March 29, 2020, wherein Buhari stated: “In Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”

As at 8:00 p.m., yesterday, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 23 new instances via its Twitter handle. It said the 23 cases were in Lagos (nine), FCT (seven), Akwa Ibom (five), Kaduna (one) and Bauchi (one).

With its grim precedent, figures from the pandemic may increase in the next 24 hours.




source: Guardian