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COVID-19: President Buhari To Address the Nation as Cases Near 6000


Nigerians are expected to be address today (Monday) by President Muhammadu Buhari

This is coming as the first phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown comes to an end.

The national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Aliyu Sani discloses this when he appeared on Channel Television.

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According to the national coordinator,
“the President is the only one who can decide on whether or not the country should go ahead with the second phase of lockdown ease.

“recommendations have been made to the President and everyone will have to wait for his decision on Monday.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded 338 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

The new recorded cases drew the nationwide cases of the pandemic near 6000.

In a tweet on its official handle, the NCDC said Lagos had recorded 177 new cases, while Kano posted 64 cases.

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Other regions with new cases include the FCT with 21, Rivers with 16, Plateau with 14, Oyo 11, Katsina nine, Jigawa and Kaduna with four each, and three cases from the trio of Abia, Bauchi, and Borno.

Gombe, Akwa Ibom, and Delta states also recorded two new cases each, while Kebbi and Sokoto shared two cases between them.

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