Fear grips Imo residents as cases rise to 268Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


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Fear has gripped Imo residents following the consistent spike in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. As at 7.00pm yesterday, the number of confirmed cases of the virus in the state stood at 268.

The State Chairman, COVID-19 Prevention and Control Task Force, Prof. Maurice Iwu, had while briefing journalists last Thursday, said Owerri municipal had the highest number of cases, followed by Owerri West.

He blamed the spike on non-compliance to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control’s (NCDC) guidelines. Meanwhile, the Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof Mohammed Haruna, has said the agency’s desire to save Nigeria’s scarce foreign exchange and prevent capital flights was the reason for the manufacturing of the locally made disinfectant sprayers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Haruna disclosed this…

Source: Guardian Newspaper