May 28: 8,788 cases, Kogi records case

Kogi State became the last but one state to record infections. The NCDC reported two cases from there on Wednesday evening. It means Cross River State remains the sole uninfected state as of May 27.

The NCDC also stressed the need for state governments to take charge of managing the pandemic in their jurisdictions. The outfit said it currently had 100,000 reagents available for testing.

At the daily briefing, Minister of State at the Education Ministry also touched on reopening of schools. “Until we can guarantee safety of children from COVID-19, our schools cannot resume. We will provide guidelines for the safe re-opening of schools,” Emeka Nwajiuba said.

Minister of state at the Health Ministry also said the ministry was developing sector specific advisories for the reopening of various sectors of the economy. Minister Olurunnimbe Mamora also said training on case management was ongoing for health workers nationwide.

Total confirmed cases = 8,733 (new cases = 389)

Total recoveries = 2,501

Total deaths = 254

Active cases = 5,978

Figures valid as of close of day May 27, 2020

—African News

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