Tension grows as Nigeria is set to hit 1000 COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 108 new COVID-19 cases in seven states and the federal capital territory. This is just a few numbers until we hit 1000 COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

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According to the agency;

“108 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 78 in Lagos, 14 in FCT, 5 in Ogun, 4 in Gombe, 3 in Borno, 2 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kwara, 1 in Plateau. As at 11:30 pm 23rd April there are 981 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 197. Deaths: 31”

Following this curve, Nigeria is going to hit 1000 COVID-19 cases in the next 24 hours. However, we cannot entirely work on the figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) because only about 8,000 people have been tested so far in the country of 200 million population.

Tension has grown on social media following the figure confirming 981 cases in the country as of Thursday, April 23, 2020. Some reactions below;

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