COVID-19: Nigeria Records 4,008 Cases In Five Days

No fewer than 220 outbound passengers from Nigeria tested positive for the coronavirus disease at the point of departure, Saturday Punch has observed.

This was as analysis of daily epidemiological reports from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control revealed that 4,008 Nigerians tested positive for COVID-19 within five days.

Saturday Punch reports that the Africa regional office of the World Health Organization had raised concerns over the growing number of cases in Africa.

In fact, the WHO Regional Director, Dr. Moeti Matshidioso, during a recent briefing with journalists had stated that Africa was witnessing the fastest surge since May last year.

Matshidioso had also expressed concerns on the probable increase in cases during the festive period. She had also gone to suggest the imposition of local restrictions when “necessary”.

According to the NCDC, 220 outbound passengers tested positive at the point of departure in two weeks.

Though the NCDC did not disclose if the variants were of the omicron variant, the centre noted that there was an increase in the positivity rate of travellers.

-Punch

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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