The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded 64 new Coronavirus cases in the country.
The agency announced this through its twitter handle late on Monday.
No deaths were recorded in the new figure released by the agency.
“On the 27th of April 2020, 64 new confirmed cases and no deaths were recorded in Nigeria
“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 1337 cases have been confirmed, 255 cases have been discharged and 40 deaths have been recorded in 32 states and the Federal Capital Territory
“The 64 new cases are reported from five states- Lagos (34), FCT (15), Borno (11), Taraba (2), Gombe (2).
“A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities”
64 new cases of #COVID19 reported;
As at 11:20pm 27th April- 1337 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Deaths: 40 pic.twitter.com/52JZFejvG8
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 27, 2020
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved a phased and gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The President announced this during his third nationwide broadcast on COVID-19.
He said “Based on the above and in line with the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the various Federal Government committees that have reviewed socio-economic matters and the Nigeria Governors Forum, I have approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Monday, 4th May 2020.
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