Nigerian govt threatens severe measures over surge in COVID-19 cases

Written by on August 3, 2021

The Federal Government on Monday threatened to impose severe measures in response to the “alarming increase” in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), Boss Mustapha, who stated this at the committee’s weekly media briefing in Abuja, added that Lagos State now counts for over 50 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the country.

He said about four million new cases and 100,000 deaths had been recorded across the world in the last week.

Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, stressed that countries in West African are beginning to see the 3rd wave of COVID-19 with Nigeria recording about 500 cases daily.


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