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Nigeria records 160 new cases of novel coronavirus

– Nigeria’s coronavirus cases are now officially 53477 after confirmation of 160 new cases

– This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, August 28

– In the latest data released by the NCDC, Plateau state recorded the highest infections with 44 in the state

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has on Friday, August 28, announced 160 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.

According to the NCDC no deaths were recorded in Nigeria during this period.

As it stands, 53477 cases have been confirmed while 41017 cases have been discharged. 1011 deaths have however been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

Going further, NCDC said the 160 new cases are reported from 15 states.

Nigeria records 160 new cases of coronavirus

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases are now officially 53477 after confirmation of 160 new cases
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The states are: Plateau (44), Lagos (27), Katsina (18), Edo (15), FCT (14), Ondo (10), Oyo (9), Kwara (6), Abia (4), Nasarawa (4), Kano (3), Ekiti (2), Kaduna (2), Kebbi (1), Ogun (1).

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Meanwhile, the federal government has shifted the resumption of international flights billed for Saturday, August 29, to Saturday, September 5.

This was announced on Thursday, August 27, by the ministry of aviation during a briefing at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

In a related development, the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, has revealed that reliable researches and reports show chloroquine can kill COVID-19 at the early stage of the virus.

According to the NAFDAC boss, remdesivir, an antiviral medic*tion, has also been shown to kill the virus at late stages.

The NAFDAC boss, however, noted the cost for treating people with chloroquine was way cheaper than remdesivir.

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