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(BREAKING) COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 20 new cases, toll now 131

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The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed twenty new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Thirteen new cases in Lagos, four in Abuja, two in Kaduna and one in Oyo state.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 131

However, two deaths have been recorded.

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COVID-19: Edo NMA donates protection items to UBTH

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo branch, has donated protective items to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) to support the response to COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Presenting the materials, the state NMA Chairman, Dr. Valentine Omoifo, appreciated the UBTH management for protecting health workers while ensuring adequate healthcare even in the face of the pandemic.

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This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the branch NMA Public Relations Officer, Dr. Eustace Oseghale, in Benin.

The association assured that the presentation of such items to UBTH would be sustained.

“This would be a continuous thing as more personal protective equipment and other materials will be provided to UBTH soon,” it said.

Receiving the items, the Chief Medical Director of UBTH, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, thanked the NMA for the support.

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Obaseki informed them that the hospital gates remained open and the hospital currently has about 400 in patients.

“Though this is telling on the hospital revenue as materials to protect staff and patients are now very expensive,” he said.

Obaseki encouraged NMA affiliates to copy the emulate Edo NMA as the hospital needs support.

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Reports said that the items presented included cacatin face shields, face masks, sanitizer, washing soap, and gloves.

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COVID-19: Lagos discharges 30 Nigerians, three Indians

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The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced recovery and discharge of 30 Nigerians and three Indians who tested negative twice to Coronavirus.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in a statement that a total of 908 COVID-19 patients were now discharged.

”Good people of Lagos, I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today, 33 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients; 7 females and 26 males including 3 foreign nationals – Indians -have been discharged to join the society.

”The patients; 21 from Onikan, 9 from Eti-Osa (LandMark), 2 from Lekki and 1 from Gbagada Isolation Centres were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID19.

”With this, the number of patients successfully managed and discharged from our Isolation facilities is now 908.

”As our frontline health workers record successes in this battle against #COVID-19, we urge citizens to adhere strictly to our public advisories and directives, as this is the only way we can break the chain of transmission of the infection,” Sanwo-Olu said

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Lagos records 17 COVID-19 related deaths in two days

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Lagos State has recorded another eight COVID-19 related deaths, increasing the infection mortality in Lagos to 67, says the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi.

Abayomi stated this in his verified twitter handle on Tuesday, adding that the deaths were recorded on Monday, June 1.

Abayomi had earlier announced that the state recorded nine COVID-19 related deaths on May 31.

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Currently, the total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos now stands at 67.

Abayomi, however, did not give additional information about the sex, age, nationality or medical conditions of the deceased.

The Commissioner added that the state recorded 192 new COVID-19 infections, increasing the total number of cases in Lagos to 5151.

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