Nigeria has recorded 1,064 new circumstances of coronavirus illness (COVID-19) and 13 extra deaths within the final 24 hours, in response to well being authorities.
In its newest replace on Saturday evening, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) mentioned the circumstances had been reported in 9 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Lagos topped the checklist with 776 new infections, with Rivers State trailing behind with 143 circumstances.
Other states with new circumstances embrace Ekiti – 49, Kwara – 33, Ogun – 21, Benue – 18, Oyo – 13, FCT – 5, Osun – 4 and Yobe – 2.
NCDC put the nation’s whole an infection determine at 186,635 whereas the fatality determine is now at 2,260.
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As of Sunday morning, the variety of energetic COVID-19 circumstances in Nigeria has jumped to 16,055 from lower than 2,000 circumstances in June.
Doctors Strike Continues
Despite the growing variety of COVID-19 circumstances, resident medical doctors have continued with their industrial motion to press house their calls for to the Federal Government.
Three weeks in the past, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) commenced their strike motion, a scenario that has crippled medical companies in authorities hospitals throughout the nation.
But throughout a gathering with the Federal Government on Saturday evening, the management of the affiliation refused to assent to a brand new memorandum of understanding brokered by the Nigeria Medical Association to finish the strike.
NARD President, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, declined his assent owing to an undisclosed clause.
According to Okhuaihesuyi, NARD’s management has to seek the advice of with members of the affiliation earlier than he appends his signature.
While addressing journalists after the over six hours closed-door assembly, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, mentioned different unions within the negotiation, together with the Nigeria Medical Association and the Medical and Dental Consultants of Nigeria, signed the brand new settlement, having agreed on all the problems raised.
Meanwhile, the minister additionally clarified that the assembly didn’t talk about the problems of ‘no work, no pay,’ however mentioned all events on the assembly agreed to an out-of-court settlement.
The listening to on the case was adjourned to September 15.