Covid-19 Worsens As Nigeria Records Highest Daily Infections

The country has reported seven additional deaths from Covid-19 complications as the spike in new cases continues to feed through into fatalities. Daily cases have averaged 600 for the first time since the pandemic reached Nigeria in late February with the spread concentrated in the country's two major entry points and hardest-hit cities - Lagos and Abuja. According to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, the failure of Nigerians to comply with the Covid-19 safety protocols during the festive period could lead to more spread of the disease. So far, Nigeria has conducted over 950,000 Covid-19 tests. The government has said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lockdown in the country.

 

     

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A family is being tested for COVID-19 in Nigeria.

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