Nigeria’s Covid-19 Cases Cross 100,000 Mark

The country has crossed the 100,000 mark of total infections since the pandemic began, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The NCDC says that at least 80,030 people recovered from the virus, while 1,358 fatalities were recorded. The first case was an Italian citizen who worked in the country and returned from Milan, Italy, to Lagos, on February 25, 2020. Nigeria is the ninth most affected African country after South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Libya, Kenya and Algeria. The government recently warned that a significant increase in Covid-19 infections appears imminent in January 2021, due to continued violation of safety protocols during the Christmas period. However, the government says it is ready to receive its first Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of January and wants to vaccinate 40% of the population by the end of 2021. However, experts have said the cost and storage of the vaccine poses a challenge.

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