Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus (COVID-19) news headlines for today Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 148 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Tuesday.
The confirmation brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 2950, including 481 discharged persons and 98 deaths.
A break down of the latest figures based on states of the federation is shown below:
Coronavirus: Oyakhilome Reveals What Would Have Happened If Pastors Prayed Before Allowing Government Close Churches
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder and lead pastor of Christ Embassy has noted that the government should have allowed pastors to pray against the coronavirus disease before giving the go-ahead to lockdown churches.
The popular cleric also chided church leaders who agreed to the lockdown of worship places without voicing the option of prayers before the shutdown.
He described pastors who supported the closure of churches amid coronavirus pandemic as not ‘prayerful’.
According to Oyakhilome during a recent sermon in a viral video, things would have been different if the government had allowed pastors to take some days to pray before shutting down the churches.
Naija News reports that the controversial Anambra Prophet made this claim on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Monday, a day the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 245 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.
The controversial prophet who is Spiritual Director of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry World Miracle Center, alias Land of Freedom, insisted that there is no COVID-19in Nigeria, adding that “ if you look deeply you will know that we have only businessmen.