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Nigeria records 24 new casualties due to COVID-19

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At least 24 people died on Friday due to complication related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.

This was disclosed in the early of Saturday 13th February 2021, by the NCDC via its official website and social media platforms.

According to the NCDC, the country recorded a total of 1,005 fresh cases of the virus taking the country overall tally to 144,521 cases from 19 states of the country and over 1,734 deaths of COVID-19.

“On the 12th of February 2021, 1005 new confirmed cases and 24 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 144521 cases have been confirmed, 118866 cases have been discharged and 1734 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

“The 1005 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (204), Kwara (155), Oyo (124), Plateau (80), FCT (75), Edo (56), Osun (48), Ondo (41), Kaduna (40), Rivers (40), Taraba (35), Borno (32), Ekiti (21), Ogun (20), Kano (14), Bayelsa (8), Delta (7), Bauchi (3) and Jigawa (2),” the NCDC said.

A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

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Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government through the Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, warned those planning to stage a protest today at the Lekki Toll Gate that the law would not permit them to violate COVID-19 restrictions such as social distancing as well as gatherings of not more than 50 persons and other safety measures.

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The warning comes as Lagosians have panned to stage #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest on Saturday against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate, following the October 20 shotting of EndSARS protesters at the toll gate,

Any person or group with such desire to Protest must also bear in mind the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Regulations 2021 which prevents any gathering beyond 50 and other safety measures including but not limited to maintaining Social Distancing and the use of face mask,” Onigbanjo said.

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