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COVID-19: NCDC records 131 new cases, as total infections now 56,735Nigeria

COVID-19: NCDC records 131 new cases, as total infections now 56,735Nigeria
The NCDC has recorded 131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735.

The health agency said Lagos state recorded the highest number of infections with 45 cases, Kaduna and plateau followed with 17 each, 16 in FCT, and 6 cases each in Delta and Niger.The agency said that in the past 24 hours, 2 people had died from the virus.The health agency said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC) activated at Level 3, had continued to coordinate national response activities across the country.“And so we recommend the following: Ensure there is hand hygiene and temperature checks at the campaign ground, polling stations.

“Provide additional polling stations or booths to ensure physical distancing can be maintained with clearly marked floors to enforce spacing on queues.”Make the use of face mask by everyone mandatory, and ensure regular cleaning of polling stations, tables, and other surfaces.

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