Kaduna’s COVID-19 Escalates As Nigeria Has 122 Cases

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Again, Kaduna State has become the epicentre of COVID-19 as Nigeria recorded 122 new infections on Wednesday.

Of the new figure, Kaduna has 37 confirmed cases while Lagos and Plateau have 29 and 25 cases respectively, according to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

“On the 2nd of December 2020, 122 new confirmed cases and 1 death were recorded in Nigeria.

“The 122 new cases are reported from 11 states- Kaduna (37) Lagos (29), Plateau (25), Ekiti (9), Rivers (5), Ogun (5), Edo (4) Kwara (4), Bayelsa (2), Bauchi (1), and Kano (1),” NCDC tweeted.

According to the health agency, “Till date, 67,960 cases have been confirmed, 63,839 cases have been discharged and 1,177 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” were the caseloads.

“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities,” it tweeted.

Meanwhile, NCDC tweeted “Today, we joined the launch of the Nigeria Lassa fever Epidemiological (NiLE) Study supported by @CEPIvaccines Enable programme & coordinated by the Nigeria Lassa Fever Research Consortium.

“The NiLe study is a 2-year epidemiological study for Lassa fever in Nigeria.

The Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu tweeted “We began operationalising the National Reference Lab in 2017. We’ve now become a hub for public health diagnosis & Nigeria’s largest infectious disease bio-repository, increasing our demand for power supply.

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~@Chikwe_I, DG NCDC

“On behalf of the German Government, I thank everyone who has made this project possible, especially those working behind the scenes. We’re confident the solar project is in safe hands given our excellent collaboration with NCDC”
~ German Deputy Ambassador, Mr Helmut Kulitz

“Supporting Nigeria’s public health diagnostic capacity with reliable power supply is critical to manage the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic & strengthen response to infectious diseases outbreaks in-country”
-Mr. Alexander Borgis-Gomes, Deputy Head of Delegation of @EUinNigeria.

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The Minister of Power, Engr. S. Mamman in his tweets stated “Reliable power is critical for Nigeria’s health security. This project will provide uninterrupted power supply to the National Reference Laboratory, as well as maintenance support for a 5-year duration.”