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Covid-19: FCT Active Cases Surpass Lagos

The number of active COVID- 19 cases in the Federal Capital Territory has surpassed Lagos State , which hitherto was identified as the epicentre of the outbreak in the country.

The COVID- 19 situation report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for August 2 showed that Lagos had 12 , 915 cases, while the FCT had 2 , 759 .

However , the NCDC, in its COVID- 19 Situation Report released on Thursday , stated that Abuja , which had 4 , 241 confirmed cases , was reported to have discharged 1 , 231 and recorded 45 deaths with 2 , 965 active cases.

On the other hand, Lagos , which recorded 15 , 627 confirmed cases, was reported to have discharged 13,119, while 192 deaths and 2,316 active cases were recorded in the state .

This indicates that Lagos recorded a 557 per cent reduction in active cases between August 2 and 6 , while the FCT showed a 7 . 4 per cent increase.

Covid-19 Update: Nigeria’s Total Cases Rise Above 40,000

The tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has reached 40,532 as 555 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The center disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday night.

It said that on the 26th of July 2020, 555 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in country.

Also according to the tweet, till date, 40532 cases have been confirmed, 17374 cases have been discharged and 858 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos(156), Kano(65), Ogun(57), Plateau(54), Oyo(53), Benue(43), FCT(30), Ondo(18), Kaduna(16), Akwa Ibom(13), Gombe(13), Rivers(12), Ekiti(9), Osun(8), Cross River(3), Borno(2), Edo(2), Bayelsa(1).

‘No Hazard Allowance in UK’ Health Minister Persuades Doctors Not To Leave

Nigerian doctors who are willing to leave the country for job abroad has been told by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire that there is no such thing as ‘hazard allowance’ aside from their salary in the UK.

The Minister of Health in a speech at the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday, said the government was working on ensuring better welfare for the doctors.

Ehanire reacting to the news on on the doctors that were denied boarding for the UK at Lagos Airport last week said the government was surprised to hear that they were at the airport when many of them did not have visas.

He debunked the rumour the doctors have since left the country without a visa.

The minister also said in the medical practice, doctors who have been trained by scholarship and they’re on a job have a moral responsibility to give back to the community. He added that even now, Nigeria has large numbers of Nigerian doctors in the UK, United States and in Europe, who apply to come every year to come and serve, even though they were not even trained here or they were not even trained at state’s expense.

He added that they have the obligation to come and give back to the community and that it’s just a moral obligation. He then said it happens every year and it is called the Diaspora Health Professionals Initiative.

Ehanire further said Nigeria unlike other country does not have a policy on restricting movement which is why it is easy for some professionals to be thinking of leaving the country.

He however stated that the government are trying to make sure that the remuneration of the doctors is good and added that Nigeria is perhaps one of the few countries that are actually giving what is called hazard allowance.

The Minister said the UK is one of country there’s no something like hazard allowance.

“They don’t give doctors a hazard allowance. You just get your salary, that’s all”. He said.

He also urged state governments to prioritise the employment of doctors as part of efforts to encourage doctors to stay.

Covid-19 Update: Nigeria Records 499 New Cases, Total Rises Above 30,000

Nigeria has recorded 499 new cases of coronavirus on the 9th of July 2020, 499 bringing the total number of infections to 30,748.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this via its website.

It says that the 499 new cases are reported from 24 states.

Lagos (157); Edo (59); Ondo (56); Oyo (31); Akwa Ibom (22); Borno (21); Plateau (19); Kaduna (18); Katsina (18); Bayelsa (17); FCT (17); Delta (14); Kano (11); Rivers (10); Enugu ( 8 ); Ogun (6); Kwara (4); Imo (3); Nasarawa (2); Osun (2); Abia (1); Ekiti (1); Niger (1); Yobe (1).

As it stands, 12546 patients have been discharged, while 689 deaths have been recorded through out the country.

Covid-19 Update: Nigeria’s Total Cases Near 30,000

Nigeria’s total cases of Covid-19 has reached 29,286 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirms 575 new cases on Monday, July 6.

The report which was made known to the public via social media had it that the 575 cases were recorded in 20 States.

Lagos the epicenter of the pandemic recorded 123 new cases, FCT-100, Delta-58, Edo-52, Ogun-42, Katsina-24, Bayelsa-23, Rivers-22.

Borno-19, Plateau-18, Ondo-18, Oyo-17, Kwara-15, Osun-13, Enugu-9, Nasarawa-7, Abia-6, Cross River-5, Kaduna-3, Ekiti-1.

Till date, 654 deaths have been recorded while 11,828 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country.

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