No death recorded as Nigeria confirms 265 new COVID-19 cases, total now 7,526

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night confirmed 265 new cases in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

For the first time in the month of May 2020, Nigeria has recorded no fatality arising from coronavirus complications.

According to the breakdown given, Lagos recorded the highest daily toll with 131 confirmed cases, followed by Oyo with 34 cases and Edo with 28 cases.

The number of recoveries increased from 2,007 to 2,174, while no COVID-19 death was recorded in the last 24 hours.

According to the agency, a total of 7,526 COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in 34 states and the FCT.

As Nigeria settles into the second phase of the eased lockdown declared by the federal government, the NCDC has issued a modified set of guidelines for businesses as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus in workplaces.

In the document released in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and entitled “Guidelines for Employers and Businesses in Nigeria,” the agency listed five points under the general guidelines for work premises as follows:

“Wash hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer as soon as they enter office premises. Ensure hands are washed hands after using the washroom, before eating and regularly throughout the work day, ensuring colleagues follow this advice too.

“Encourage employees to cover their nose and mouth with tissue when coughing or sneezing, followed by washing of hands. Alternatively, sneezing or coughing into their bent elbow if no tissue is available. Used tissues should immediately be disposed of in a covered bin, and not left lying around on any public surfaces.

“Ensure provision of covered bins in office and business premises.

“Office and business premises should be cleaned and disinfected daily, especially frequently touched surfaces like tables, door handles, countertops, computers, light and air conditioner switches which should be cleaned frequently during the day.

“Keep all offices well ventilated, opening windows regularly to enable fresh air.” 


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