Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned the public to stop or limit sharing of personal items this Easter period to avoid contacting SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The virus, according to NCDC, can live on surfaces for several hours.#TakeResponsibility.
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) announced “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” as the name of the new virus on 11 February 2020.
World Health Organisation (WHO) listed fever, dry cough and tiredness as most symptoms of the virus.
Meanwhile, NCDC has announced that Nigeria recorded 82 new COVID-19 cases on Easter Sunday.
”On the 4th of April 2021, 82 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
”The 82 new cases are reported from 8 states- Lagos (33), Yobe (15), Abia (11), Rivers (10), Imo (5), Akwa Ibom (4), Katsina (2), and Osun (2).
According to the public health agency, ”Till date, 163,195 cases have been confirmed, 151,998 cases have been discharged and 2,058 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
”A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities,’’ it added.