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Nigeria confirms 417 new COVID-19 cases, set to resume international flights

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NIGERIA yesterday confirmed 417 fresh COVID-19 cases as the country announced the date for the resumption of international flights.

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new infections in a tweet on its official handle.

  The new infections were reported in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, taking Nigeria’s total COVID-19 pandemic figure to 49,485.

  The new data showed that Lagos state, the COVID-19 hotbed in the West African country had 207 new cases – the highest for the day; Kaduna – 44; Ondo – 38; Abia-28; Anambra – 21 and Plateau – 20.

  Bauchi confirmed 13 fresh cases; Oyo – 9; Ebonyi – 9; Delta – 7; Edo – 7; Enugu – 6; Niger – 3; Gombe – 2; Ogun – 1; FCT – 1 and Kano -1.

  Although 36,834 persons who contracted the disease have been discharged after successful treatment, 977 deaths have so far been reported from the pandemic in Nigeria.

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