Nigeria has recorded 315 new cases of Coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced, bringing the total number of infected cased to 12,801.
According to the NCDC, Lagos State recorded 128 new cases, the Federal Capital Territory recorded 34 cases, Rivers State had 32 cases, Edo State recorded 28 cases, Oyo State recorded 22 cases, Kaduna State had 20 cases and Gombe State had 13 cases.
Ogun State had eight new cases, Delta and Kwara State had seven cases each, Plateau and Kano State recorded five cases, Bauchi had four cases and Katsina State recorded two cases.
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Meanwhile, Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha has stated that the Southeast was not testing enough, a situation he said would not allow the Taskforce to understand the extent of the spread of the virus in the region to make for adequate planning and provision.
“Of about 76, 800 plus of the number of tests that we have conducted, when I looked at the five southeastern states, they accounted for just 1,625 as of June 1. That number is an indication of under-testing and it is a message that should go out to all the states. Do not under-test because when it will blow up on your face, you will get overwhelmed.
So, begin to search now and test so that you know what eventually might come your way and you begin to prepare for it. For all the states that have not been ramping up their tests, my advice to them is, ramp up your tests. Test and test and test. If you do not find, thank God for it. But begin to prepare as if you already have so that when it eventually comes, you won’t be taken by surprise”.