The spread of the novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has continued to rise as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control revealed Nigeria now has 4399 confirmed cases.
On the 9th of May 2020, 248 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
To date, 4399 cases have been confirmed, 778 cases have been discharged and 143 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 248 new cases were reported from 17 states- Lagos-81, Jigawa-35, Borno-26, Kano-26, Bauchi-20, FCT-13, Edo-12, Sokoto-10, Zamfara-7, Kwara-4, Kebbi-4, Gombe-2, Taraba-2, Ogun-2, Ekiti-2, Osun-1 and Bayelsa-1.
Lagos remains the epicentre for the disease in the country as data obtained from the NCDC’s website showed that the state recorded a total of 1,845 confirmed lab cases, 1,343 of which were recorded to be active.
Since the government eased the lockdown, Lagos residents have been spotted violating NCDC guidelines.
So, in a bid to curb further spread of the disease in the state, Lagos’ Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, threatened to impose a total lockdown on the state if the noncompliance to the safety guidelines issued to contain the spread of the virus in the continues.