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NCDC Records 103 New Coronavirus Cases, 148 Recoveries Across 13 States

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Nigeria has recorded 103 coronavirus cases and 148 recoveries across 13 states on Thursday night, October 8.

The health agency gave a breakdown of where the new cases were reported via its official Twitter handle, stating;

It would be recalled that on Wednesday, the country recorded 59,738 confirmed cases with 51,403 cases discharged and 1,113 deaths.

The newly recorded toll now brings total cases to 59,841 infections, 51,551 discharged and 1,113 fatalities across the country.

In addition, overall samples tested nationwide, have increased from 543,415 to 545,364 according to NCDC‘s October 7 situation report.

Meanwhile, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned voters without facemasks would not be allowed to perform their civic responsibility during Ondo governorship election on Saturday.

National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Thursday during the task force’s media briefing in Abuja.

The National Coordinator said all voters, candidates and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials would be required to honour the various anti-COVID-19 guidelines in place for elections.

He expressed that Nigeria cannot afford to lose gains made in the response efforts during the election.

According to Aliyu, the process would be protected from the spread of the virus, saying personal protective equipment would be provided for electoral officers, just as all the materials to be used and as well as the voting environment would be properly disinfected.

Aliyu charged candidates and officials of the 17 political parties to take part in the election to lead by example during the exercise.

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