Nigeria has recorded 143 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 65,982.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a late tweet on Friday.

The Health Agency said the new cases were recorded in ten states including the Federal Capital Territory FCT.

According to the NCDC of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Lagos, Kaduna-25 FCT-22 Ogun-11 Plateau-4 Oyo-4 Ekiti-3 Osun-2 Edo-1 Kano-1.

NCDC said till date,  65,982 infection have been confirmed, 61,782 treated and discharged and 1,165 deaths recorded in 36 states and the FCT Abuja.

The centre disclosed that it had activated a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre at Level III to coordinate the national response activities in the country.

The agency, therefore, advised Nigerians to continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols to stay safe, stressing that the Coronavirus pandemic was not over yet.

“Wear a face mask properly; avoid large gatherings, maintain physical distance from others.

“Let’s work together to protect ourselves and our country,” the centre advised.



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