COVID-19 Cases Increases To 65 In Nigeria As 14 New Cases Are Recorded: Cure And Preventive Vaccine Required Urgently

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The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, announced the confirmation of 14 more cases of COVID-19 infection in Nigeria, as at the evening of Thursday, March 26, 2020.

This brings to 65, the total number of patients tested positive for the virus in Nigeria.

The announcement, from NCDC, further stated that, of the 14 new cases, 12 are from Lagos, while one each, are from the FCT, (Abuja) and Bauchi State. It was, also, gathered that, the 14 new cases, have mild, to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving care.

An update of the number of cases in each of the States hit, by the COVID-19 pandemic, include Lagos, with, 44 cases, FCT, (Abuja), with 11, Ogun State, with 3, Bauchi State, with 2, while Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Rivers and Osun States, respectively, have one case, each, totaling 65.

Of the 65 cases, one death has been recorded, from the FCT, Abuja, while 3 had been discharged, leaving 61 active cases, as at the evening of Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Aside from battling the pandemic, from the medical angle, the Federal Government is set to activate measures that, will minimise the spread of the virus, through the imposition of general lockdown.

It will be recalled that Lagos State, closed some markets in Lagos State, not selling food and related items, since yesterday, Thursday, March 26, 2020, and, also, advised banks to close shop, for a period of 7 days, in the first instance.

It is hoped that, these measures would minimise the number of people contracting the virus, however, the most important thing that can, really, curb the COVID-19 pandemic, is for a cure and a preventive vaccine to be found on time, as the subsistence economic activities of majority of Nigerians, premised on making daily income, before they can eat, will make the imposition of a general lockdown, to be difficult to implement, in the long run.

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