Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases now 184 as NCDC distributes test gears, kits to Abuja, states

Isola Moses | Consumer Connect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 10 new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

This addition makes Nigeria’s total number of virus infections 184.

According to NCDC, “ten new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria; seven in Lagos and three in the FCT.

“As of 08:00 p.m. 2nd April, there are 184 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.

“Twenty have been discharged with two deaths,” it stated.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has given a breakdown of how the test gears and protective kits donated by a Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, were distributed across states in Nigeria.

ConsumerConnect gathered from the NCDC verified Twitter handle Thursday, April 2 that the items include 100,000 face masks; 9,999 overall gowns; 20,000 reagents for testing; and 913 face shields.

The agency appreciated Jack Ma’s foundation for the donation.

“The supplies received have been distributed to states accordingly, with priority given to states with the highest number of cases at the time of distribution.”

The NCDC distribution list, in a graphic illustration, showed that Lagos State got 27,678 face masks; 2,596 overall gowns and 165 face shields while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, got 14,115 face masks; 1,906 overall gowns and 161 face shields.

Oyo State got 1,912 face masks; 291 overall gowns and 26 face shields while Ogun State got 4,375 face masks; 671 overall gowns, and 58 face shields.

Twenty-eight states got the same allocations of 1,500 face masks each, 110 overall gowns each and 20 face shields.

“The supplies received have been distributed to states accordingly, with priority given to states with the highest number of cases at the time of distribution,” it disclosed.

Recall that the Federal Government of Nigeria last week received the donation by the Chinese business tycoon after it landed at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

Earlier, Ma was reported to have announced the donation of 1.1 million testing kits and six million masks to fight coronavirus in Africa.

Meanwhile, the NCDC in an SMS message to ConsumerConnect said any “returning travellers to Nigeria who experience Coronavirus symptoms: fever, cough and difficulty breathing should please call NCDC immediately at 080097000010” for attention.

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