Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu who has been the Director General Of the Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases and the D-G of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control since 15th August 2016 had announced lastnight at 11:45pm 4th May 2020 via his official tweeter handle @NCDCgov that there were 245 new cases of the novel Coronavirus yesterday with a total confirmed cases of 2,802 and 417 patients have been discharged after treatment from professional frontline medical experts they each tested negative twice before they were discharged officially Healthforbes Media reports.
Nigeria has so far recorded a total number of 2,804 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 34 States, including the nation’s Capital, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The death rate is quite alarming compared to other Africa Country with a death number of 93. The breakdown is as follows,
If we recalled at the Presidential task force on COVID-19 meeting held on Monday by the Director-general of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, he showed his concerns about a possible way for explosion in the number of Cases. He restated that if this can happen we Nigerians citizens having obeying the rules and regulations by the World health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) by practicing social distances, personal hygiene and using of our face mask the partial relaxation of the lockdown in the nation’s capital, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos the commercial State and Ogun the southwest part of Nigeria will be reconsidered and extended.
Healthforbes media reported that many residents bluntly disregarded the social distancing especially in Lagos state which is a possible risk of contracting and spreading the novel Coronavirus.
According of the director-general Of the NCDC. “We might have some few casaulties today and tomorrow but what we are avoiding is an explosion of new infections as tracing contact patients might be very difficult. If we we do have the infections, the leadership will almost have no choice left for the country than to announce an indefinite lockdown by sending everyone back to their homes again”