Nigeria records 604 new COVID-19 cases, total now 38,948
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 604 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number to 38,948.
The NCDC made the announcement on Thursday night via its Twitter handle.
“604 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-203, Oyo-87, FCT-79, Edo-41, Osun-35, Ogun-24, Rivers-22, Kaduna-22, Akwa Ibom-20, Plateau-18, Delta-9, Ebonyi-9, Imo-8, Enugu-5, Kano-5, Cross River-5, Katsina-4, Nasarawa-3, Borno-2, Ekiti-2, Bauchi-1.”
604 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has said the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will receive N100 million each to boost their COVID-19 response.
Ehanire said this at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.
“I am pleased to mention that all states of the federation, including the FCT are receiving support from the COVID-19 response through the Regional Diseases Surveillance Enhancement (REDISSE) Project.
“With this support, all states of the federation will receive N100 million to enhance high impact priority response activities. The soon to be reactivated BHCPF will join the funding pool,” he said.
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