Nigeria battles rising number of COVID 19 infections as another governor contracts the virus.
As Africa’s biggest economy, the Nigerian government has continued to enforce regulations across the board to battle rising number of coronavirus cases even though most state governments have moved to relax restrictions.
Lagos being the economic nerve centre is rolling out a progressive reopening of the economy. It is the most impacted state with over 10,000 cases so far.
The national response is led by the Presidential Task Force, PTF, led by SGF Boss Mustapha along with a national coordinator and relevant ministers – chief among them, Health, Foreign Affairs and Education ministries. At the heart of the response is the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC.
Some hours ago, Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, confirmed that he had contracted COVID-19. According to a post he made on Twitter, he said he was asymptomatic and self isolating.
He now joins Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, who also confirmed being infected early this month. Governors Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna, Senator Bala Mohammed of Bauchi and Seyin Makinde of Oyo, have all recovered from the virus.