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Panic in Imo as state records 38 COVID-19 cases in one day


Residents of the 27 Local Councils in Imo State are living in fear following the upsurge in Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases. According to the figures released on Tuesday, November 16, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Imo had 38 confirmed cases, the highest number across states of the federation that day.

The Guardian gathered that most people ignore non-pharmaceutical safety measures, such as wearing of facemasks, constant washing of hands and use of hand sanitisers.

All who spoke with The Guardian expressed apprehension over the surge in the number of those who contracted the virus.

The NCDC figures noted that Plateau State came second with 20 cases, Lagos 17, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) 16, while Kwara and Zamfara have 15 cases each.

Others are Ondo seven, Rivers five, Taraba four, Oyo three, Bauchi two, while Edo and Ekiti recorded one apiece. Since the index case was recorded in Nigeria early last year, the number, according to NCDC, stands at 213,321. While 206,206 were discharged, 2,973 deaths were recorded. Continue Reading


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