Nigerians are advised to follow the safety measures as the second wave of COVID-19 continues to spread and more people are dying. Nigeria on Friday recorded one of its highest coronavirus-related deaths, with 12 people dying from the virus on Friday. There have been 130 fatalities in the past 21 days as a result of the COVID-19 infection in Nigeria. The government blames the late referral of COVID-29 patients to treatment centres for the high rate of deaths.
The highest figure so far since the virus began spreading in Nigeria was reported on Thursday as 1,565. To show how rapid the officially declared second wave of COVID-19 is spreading, Nigeria has been smashing previous records of highest daily tallies. On Monday, Nigeria recorded 1,204 new cases as the country’s highest figure and this record was smashed on Tuesday with a record of 1,354 infections from 21 states. On Wednesday, the country recorded yet another smashing record of 1,664 cases. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday the recorded cases of 1,544 pushed the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic in the country to 97,478.
Nigeria is the 9th most affected country in Africa by the coronavirus after South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Libya, Kenya nd Algeria.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has reintroduced new restrictions to check the spread of the virus which includes closure of bars, nightclubs and limiting the number of people allowed in a public gathering. The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora admonished Nigerians ti comply with the COVID-19 protocol as the much awaited vaccines may not arrive in the country as quick as anticipated. A total of over one million COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Nigeria.