Nigeria records 386 new COVID-19 cases, total now 3,912

‘No cure yet for coronavirus’
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Friday revealed that Nigeria has recorded 386 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,912.
In a statement on its verified Twitter handle, the NCDC said: “386 new cases of #COVID19; 176-Lagos, 65-Kano, 31-Katsina, 20-FCT, 17-Borno, 15-Bauchi, 14-Nasarawa, 13-Ogun, 10-Plateau, 4-Oyo, 4-Sokoto, 4-Rivers, 3-Kaduna, 2-Edo, 2-Ebonyi, 2-Ondo, 1-Enugu, 1-Imo, 1-Gombe, 1-Osun.”
The NCDC added on its website that; “No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours. The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 35 (34 states + FCT).
“67 cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in five states; Lagos (48), Kano (13), Kaduna (4), Katsina (1) and Plateau (1).
“Four deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in two states; Lagos (3) and Zamfara (1).”
The 386 new cases are the highest Nigeria has ever recorded in 24 hours since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.
Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, insists that no cure has been found for coronavirus.
Mustapha, who is the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, noted at the PTF daily media briefing on Friday in Abuja that everybody is only trying to lay hands on possible drugs.
He observed that even countries with big economies are yet to find a cure for the virus.
“We have seen many postulations but nobody can beat his chest and say I have found a cure. We are looking at home remedy and if we find, then we can beat our chest that the solution emerges from here,” Mustapha said.
The PTF chairman added that for now, nobody could say with precision and degree of certainty that it had found a cure.
He assured the PTF would keep the agenda of a local solution in focus.

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