The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Monday, recorded 242 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in Nigeria to 4641.
This was confirmed in a post on the official Twitter page of the agency.
The NCDC tweeted:
“242 new cases of #COVID19;
“88-Lagos, 64-Kano, 49-Katsina, 13-Kaduna
9-Ogun, 6-Gombe. 4-Adamawa, 3-FCT
1-Ondo, 1-Oyo, 1–Rivers, 1-Zamfara, 1-Borno
and 1-Bauchi State.
“4641 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria.”
“Discharged: 902. Deaths: 150.”
As the coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the importation of the acclaimed coronavirus remedy by Madagascar to Nigeria.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made the revelation during a press briefing in Abuja on Monday.
“Mr President has given instructions for the airlifting of Nigeria’s allocation of the Madagascar COVID-19 Syrup; also given clear instructions that it must be subjected to the standard validation process for pharmaceuticals; there will be no exceptions for this.”
Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, and Tanzania have taken delivery their consignments of the ‘cure’ which Madagascar unveiled in April.
Madagascar said the drink is derived from artemisia – a plant with proven anti-malarial properties – and other indigenous herbs.