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Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 2,802

The total number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria has increased to 2,802 after 245 new infections were recorded on Monday.

The 245 new cases were recorded in Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kaduna, Borno, Bauchi, FCT, Edo, Oyo, Adamawa, Bauchi, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun, Benue, Niger, Zamfara.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Monday.

It tweeted: 245 new cases of #COVID19; 76-Lagos, 37-Katsina, 32-Jigawa, 23-Kano, 19-FCT, 18-Borno, 10-Edo, 9-Bauchi, 6-Adamawa, 5-Oyo, 5-Ogun, 1-Ekiti, 1-Osun, 1-Benue, 1-Niger, 1-Zamfara.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has vowed to lockdown parts of the country again should there be explosion of coronavirus cases.

Similarly, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, said easing the lockdown was not a license to go back on earlier issued protective measures, adding that all the measures should continue to be used as a bundle of protection so that the war against COVID-19 would not be lost midway.

 

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