The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has warned citizens to take responsibility for their safety against Covid-19, adding that the virus is still around and dangerous.
This was as the Centre reported registered 251 new infections and five COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total number of infections toll to 208,404 with 196,123 people having been treated and discharged across the country.
The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Thursday morning.
The 251 fresh cases reported on Wednesday indicate an increase from the 175 cases posted on Tuesday in the country.
The Public Health Agency noted that the five recorded deaths on Wednesday raised Nigeria’s fatality figures to 2,761 .
The NCDC added that the 251 new confirmed cases and five deaths were reported from 13 states and the FCT.
“The FCT (78), Lagos (46), Kaduna (27), Rivers (21), Imo (16), Edo (13), Delta (12), Plateau (10), Niger (7), Bauchi (6), Kwara (6), Akwa Ibom (4), Benue (3) and Nasarawa (2),” it stated.
According to it, over 3,043,321 million samples of the virus from the nation’s roughly 200 million population had been tested.
Meanwhile, the NCDC stressed that Nigerians should take responsibility, to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at their events – Outdoor activities are highly recommended but that indoor activities can be held with strict adherence to public health and social measures.
“The venue should not accommodate more than 50 per cent of its normal capacity. There should be adequate and cross ventilation or functional air conditioning system,” it stated.