The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be hitting hard in Nigeria, as 1,133 fresh cases were reported on Wednesday alone.Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
The new figures represent an increase from the 999 cases recorded on Tuesday, and it is the second time the West African country is recording over 1,000 daily cases of the virus.
Lagos and Abuja lead with huge infections. While Lagos raked in 397 new cases, Abuja ramps up 357 fresh cases.
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria stand at 80,922, with 69,274 survivors discharged and 1,236 deaths reported after five people were killed by the virus today.
New cases were recorded in 17 States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja on Wednesday.
See the newly released figures below;
The national coordinator of the presidential taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF), Sani Aliyu yesterday revealed that Nigerians will get the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge.
He made this known during an appearance on Channel Television, as he said there is an assurance that over 40 million Nigerians will be vaccinated through the GAVI arrangement (a vaccine alliance created to ensure that any new COVID-19 vaccine would be shared equally between the world’s richest and poorest countries).
Sani Aliyu said;
“Yesterday, the president gave the PTF the mandate to proceed with preparations with regard to the vaccine.
“The president has also given us a marching order that the COVID-19 vaccine be available in Nigeria.
“Making use of the GAVI arrangement, we already have assurance that 20 percent of our population will be accommodated by GAVI in the vaccine.
“We don’t need to pay for that and this will cover 40 million Nigerians or so. But we have to pay for the operations and the logistics associated with it.”