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Second Wave: Travels, School Reopening Caused COVID-19 SurgePTF

Published by Nairaland on Tue, 12 Jan 2021


Sodiq Oyeleke<blockquote><br>The Presidential Task Force on COVID - 19 has said <b>travels, reopening of schools , businesses and religious centres contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in Nigeria .</b> <br><br>Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation , Boss Mustapha , made this known on Monday during a media briefing in Abuja .<br><br><b>He said,It is however very instructive to stress that factors that have contributed to rise in numbers from late November 2020 included increased local and international travels, business and religious activities , reopening of schools without strict compliance with COIVID -19 safety measures .<br></b> <br> The full import of the fore- going is to press further on the need for us all to elevate the level of our vigilance and compliance with the recommended non -pharmaceutical interventions .<br><b>Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said that confirmed cases of coronavirus have risen to 100 ,087 in the country .</b> <br><br>This is coming 45 weeks after the country recorded its first COVID -19 case on February 27 , 2020 , according to data available on NCDC s website on Monday , January 11 .<br>The agency also said that out of the total 100 ,087 COVID - 19 cases , 80 ,030 patients have been discharged while 1 ,358 are dead .<br><br>The data also showed that there are 18 ,699 active cases in Nigeria , with Lagos and FCT having 6 , 858 and 5 ,563 respectively.<br><br>Data from the NCDC s website also revealed that the country recorded 1 ,024 new cases in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory on January 10 , 2020 .<br><br>The NCDC said,On the 10 th of January 2021 , 1024 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria .<br><br> Till date, 100087 cases have been confirmed , 80030 cases have been discharged and 1358 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory .<br><br> The 1024 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos ( 653 ) , Plateau ( 63 ) , Benue ( 48 ) , Zamfara ( 45 ) , FCT ( 42 ) , Rivers ( 27 ) , Ondo ( 26 ) , Adamawa ( 26 ) , Kaduna ( 22 ) , Edo ( 18 ) , Ogun ( 16 ) , Imo ( 12 ) , Kano ( 9 ) , Yobe ( 6 ) , Ekiti ( 5 ) , Jigawa ( 4 ) and Osun ( 2 ) .<br> A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre, activated at Level 3 , continues to coordinate the national response activities .</blockquote><br><a href="https://punchng.com/second-wave-travels-school-reopening-caused-covid-19-surge-ptf/">https://punchng.com/second-wave-travels-school-reopening-caused-covid-19-surge-ptf/</a>
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