Nigeria on Saturday recorded 250 new cases of the novel coronavirus as Lagos state announced the possible reopening of schools across the state.
The new cases bring the country’s total number of cases to 53,727, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in a late-night tweet.
Meanwhile, at least 41,314 cases of the virus have now been resolved in the country, while 1,011 have died.
Plateau state recorded the highest number of new cases (69) within the past 24 hours, with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ranking second (41).
Other states with new cases include Lagos-21, Delta-14, Kaduna-14, Bayelsa-13, Enugu-13, Ekiti-11, Bauchi-9, Ogun-8, Edo-7, Oyo-7, Rivers-6, Adamawa-4, Osun-4, Nasarawa-3, Ebonyi-2, Kwara-2, Gombe-1, and Imo-1.
Lagos To Reopen Schools
Schools in the country’s virus epicentre, Lagos could open next month as the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
After months of being shut down, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said tertiary institutions in the state will re-open from September 14.
Speaking during a televised briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status, the Governor added that primary and secondary schools are also tentatively scheduled to re-open from September 21.
“This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modelling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,” Sanwo-Olu said.