– The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported five new cases of coronavirus infection in the country
– The NCDC announced in a tweet on Saturday April 4 that three of the five new cases were registered in Bauchi and two in Abuja
– The agency said that 25 coronavirus patients were treated and discharged while four people died from the virus
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported five new cases of coronavirus infection in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 214.
The NCDC announced in a tweet on Saturday April 4 that three of the five new cases were registered in Bauchi and two in Abuja.
According to the agency, 25 coronavirus patients were treated and discharged while four people died from the virus.
In the meantime, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu from Lagos State has said that the ongoing closure of the state will be extended if necessary.
The federal government had ordered a 14-day ban in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to control the spread of the corona virus.
However, Sanwo-Olu said at a press conference on Saturday April 4 that the situation would determine whether the ban would be extended.
The governor announced that he would contact the federal government if the ban had to be extended.
He assured residents that palliative care would be provided if the block was extended.
In another message, the House of Representatives is proposing a second stimulus package that will allow Nigerians to receive free electricity for two months.
The house’s spokesman, Femi Gbajabiamila, said in a statement on Saturday April 4 that the bill, which is the second incentive, is designed to boost the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila said the bill will be reviewed immediately when the house comes back from its ongoing break, which has been declared due to the pandemic.
The speaker made the disclosure, among other things, during a meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmad, director general of the federal budget office, Ben Akabueze.
The federal government remains in the healthcare sector and is seeking approval from the Senate for an N500 billion loan to curb the increasing number of coronaviruses across the country.
Minister of Financial Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced that the loan would be used to set up a N500 billion COVID-19 crisis intervention fund.