– Nigeria hit a new record on Wednesday, January 6, in its daily COVID-19 infections
– The nation recorded the highest number of cases since the virus was imported into Nigeria
– Recent data released by the NCDC shows that the country recorded 1,664 new cases of the deadly virus
Amid the battle with the second wave of rampaging coronavirus, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continues to record a high number of infections across states in the country.
The federal health agency from its tweet announced that the number of new infections on Wednesday, January 6, was 1,664 bringing the total infections to 94,369.
Legit.ng gathered that this was a new record and the highest number so far in 2021.
The NCDC disclosed that the new cases were found in 22 states and the FCT, with Lagos leading the pack with the highest number.
The epicentre of the virus tops the list with 642 cases while it was followed by the Federal Capital Territory which has 407.
At the moment, the number of deaths from the pandemic in Nigeria is 1,324, with a total of 77,299 recoveries.
Plateau state recorded 160 cases while it was followed by Kaduna which had 83. Rivers and Adamawa states recorded 62 and 47 cases respectively as Niger and Ogun both had 24.
Below are the states with the new cases:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government said there will be repercussions for Very Important Personalities (VIPs) and government officials who flout travel protocols as Nigeria battles the second wave of coronavirus.
The warning was issued by the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, who declared that the authorities will clamp down on officials for failing to obey travel protocols including undergoing compulsory COVID-19 tests after returning to the country.
In a related development, as Nigeria prepares to receive COVID-19 vaccines, the federal government has put out an advisory to better educate citizens on the relevance of the exercise.
The advisory which is in form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), is an initiative of the federal ministry of information and culture, supervised by Alhaji Lai Mohammed and sent to Legit.ng.
The government has also assured Nigerians that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control will be in charge of the evaluation and supervision of the vaccines to ensure they are not harmful to citizens.
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