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338 New COVID-19 Cases Nigeria Nears 6,000 Mark

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 338 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 5,959.

The NCDC made this known on Saturday via its verified Twitter handle. it also said that 177 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos.

It tweeted: “338 new cases of #COVID19; 177-Lagos 64-Kano 21-FCT 16-Rivers 14-Plateau 11-Oyo 9-Katsina 4-Jigawa 4-Kaduna 3-Abia 3-Bauchi 3-Borno 2-Gombe 2-Akwa Ibom 2-Delta 1-Ondo 1-Kebbi 1-Sokoto.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to address the nation in a broadcast on Monday following the end of the first phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Aliyu Sani, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, made this disclosure when he appeared on ‘Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

According to him, the president is to decide on whether or not the country should go ahead with the second phase of the easing of the lockdown.

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