Kogi bows to COVID-19, records two cases

Kogi State, which has maintained zero cases of Coronavirus Disease alongside Cross River since the inception of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria, has yesterday recorded two (2) cases of the disease.

This is contained in a report released by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control at the wee hour of Wednesday 27th May, 2020.

The recent report from the Agency indicated that on the 27th of May, Nigeria recorded 389 new cases of the disease as follows: 256 in Lagos, 23 in Katsina, 22 in Edo, 14 in Rivers, 13 in Kano,11 in Adamawa,11 in Akwa Ibom, 7 in Kaduna, 6 in Kwara, 6 in Nasarawa, 2 in Gombe, 2 in Plateau, 2 in Abia, 2 in Delta, 2 in Benue,2 in Niger, 2 in Kogi, 2 in Oyo, 1 in Imo,1 in Borno, 1 in Ogun and 1 in Anambra, bringing the total number of Confirmed cases to 8,733.

The health Agency furthered that it has discharged 2,501 victims of the pandemic who have recovered across some States of the Federation while 254 fatalities have been recorded.

The worrisome increasing number of the disease occurrence in Nigeria contradicts purported plans of some State Governments to partially resume economic activities in the country as the World Health Organisation fears it could trigger a hidden explosion of the disease if proper care is not taken.

The Ministry of Education in fear of the spate of the surge emphasised that Nigeria would not make a mistake of sending children back to school until they are sure of their safety as regards the pandemic.

The Ministry has earlier called for the imbibement of online and visual classes as it will not be feasible for schools to resume on the 1st June as rumoured.

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