Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus (COVID-19) news headlines for today Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
Nigeria has recorded 389 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the West African country.
Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday evening, June 6.
According to the NCDC, of the three hundred and eighty-nine new coronavirus cases recorded on Saturday evening, 66 were recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, FCT-50 Delta-32 Oyo-31 Borno-26 Rivers-24 Edo-23 Ebonyi-23 Anambra-17 Gombe-17 Nasarawa-14 Imo-12 Kano-12 Sokoto-12 Jigawa-8 Ogun-7 Bauchi-5 Kebbi-2 Kaduna-2 Katsina-2 Ondo-2 Abia-1 Niger-1, northern Nigeria.
The Federal Government has lamented that even with a fatality rate of three per cent, Coronavirus deaths in the country were too high.
Naija News reports that the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 100th-day briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday, June 6.
The Health Minister said: “Because of the large numbers involved, even the 3 percent fatality rate is very high.
“In some countries that have been taken by surprise, the health system has been overwhelmed and they have lost hundreds and thousands of citizens to COVID-19.
“We in Nigeria are striving to make sure that our health system does not get overwhelmed with the number of cases.
“We are doing all the testing as rapidly as possible by identifying cases, putting the ones that are positive in quarantine, and those that are positive and have severe symptoms are being treated.”
The Federal Government has declared that there is no fixed date for reopening of schools shut over coronavirus in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made this known during the Presidential Task Force (PFT) on COVID-19 100th-day briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday, June 6.
The Federal Minister of Health said despite the agitations for reopening of schools, the Federal Government would continue to monitor situations with a view to preventing a spike in the infection rate.