Panic as Cases of COVID-19 rise in Lagos, Ondo others
*** as FG postpones second batch of vaccination
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 has again risen in some states including Lagos and Ondo according to the NCDC on Sunday.
The Federal government had announced the postponement of the second phase of vaccination against the rampaging coronavirus disease.
This was contained in a short statement issued by the director of press at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Willie Bassey.
The SGF, Boss Mustapha , doubles as the chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) who has been in charge of COVID-19 issues since the outset of the pandemic in the country.
The government, however, failed to give a specific reason for the postponement, but said the decision was due to some unforeseen circumstances.
The exercise was earlier scheduled to commence on Tuesday at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja.”
The statement reads in part; “This is to announce the postponement of the national flag-off exercise of phase 11 vaccination programme earlier scheduled for Tuesday this week due to unforeseen circumstances.
“A new date will be communicated.”
On the 8th of August 2021, 471 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
Till date, 178,086 cases have been confirmed, 165 763 cases have been discharged and 2,187 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
The 471 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos (219), Akwa Ibom (102), Ondo (37), Oyo (33), Kwara (19), Rivers (16), Ekiti (15), Delta (14), Ogun (7), FCT (5), Niger (2), Edo (1) and Katsina (1)
A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.