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Nigeria Now Records 665 COVID-19 Cases – SGF Apologises To Nigerians For Violation Of Protocols In Burying Abba Kyari

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has risen to Six Hundred And Sixty-Five, (665), according to the update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, as at 11:10 pm yesterday, Monday, April 20, 2020.

This is as Thirty-Eight, (38), new cases were reported as at that time yesterday.

The update, also, shows that, One Hundred And Eighty-Eight, (188), cases have, so far, been discharged as at yesterday, while Twenty-Two deaths have been recorded.

The Thirty-Eight, (38), new cases, indicated that Kano State recorded Twenty-Three new cases, while Gombe State, joins the fray with, Five, (5), cases, with Kaduna State recording Three, (3), new cases.

Abia State too, has now joined the fray, with Two, (2), cases, the same number of new cases recorded by Borno State too.

Sokoto State, joining the fray also, recorded One, (1), case, as Ekiti State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, also recorded One, (1), new case, each.

The distribution of the Six Hundred And Sixty-Five, (665), cases recorded in Nigeria, shows that, Lagos State has recorded Three Hundred And Seventy Six, (376), cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has recorded a total of Eighty-Nine, (89), cases.

Kano State has recorded Thirty-Six, (59), cases, while Osun State has recorded Twenty, (20), cases, with Oyo State recording Sixteen, (16), cases.

Edo State has recorded Fifteen, (15), cases, while Katsina and Ogun States have recorded Twelve, (12), cases each, with Akwa Ibom, Kaduna and Kwara States recording Nine, (9), cases, each.

Bauchi State has recorded Seven, (7), cases, while Gombe State has recorded Five, (5). Cases, with Delta and Ekiti States, recording Four, (4), cases each.

Borno and Ondo States, have recorded Three, (3), cases each, while, Abia, Enugu, Jigawa, Niger and Rivers States, have Two, (2), cases, each, with Anambra, Benue and Sokoto States, recording One, (1), case each.

Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has apologized, on behalf of the government, to the Nigerian people, for violating the principles and protocols of social distancing, during the burial of Abba Kyari, the former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“As stated by the Chair of the PTF, we would like to acknowledge and apologise for the mistakes that were made, regarding the burial of the late Chief of Staff. We realized that the crowd control failed.

We have learnt from this and we will ensure that future events are adequately regulated and follow the task force protocols”, he stated.

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