Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise by 45 per cent in nine days

Cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)  in Nigeria rose by 45 per cent in the past nine days, The Nation has learnt.

Figures on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) website at the weekend showed that cases rose from 182 on April 1  to 265.on April 9.

The surge is however not peculiar to Nigeria. The latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data reveals that  1,138,093 new cases were reported across the world on August 8 alone. Cumulatively, the global cases as of April 8 were 494,587,638 with 6,170,283 deaths.

The Boss Mustapha-led Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 had on Wednesday announced a  review of  Nigeria’s  response to the pandemic given what it called,  the declining number of cases in the country

The PSC  said the decision was also due to the availability of vaccines and the increasing number of people vaccinated in Nigeria and globally.

It, however, urged  Nigerians to strictly adhere to the preventive measures, including going for testing whenever they show symptoms of COVID-19 like fever, cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, difficulty in breathing, sore throat, among others.