COVID-19: Nigeria Records 111 New Cases, Begins Distribution Of Palliatives

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On Wednesday September 23, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 111 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases confirmed to 57,724.

In a late-night tweet, the health agency noted that the new cases were reported from 12 states of the federation,  including Lagos where 31 cases were recorded.

Other states with new cases include Gombe (31), Kaduna (18), FCT (15), Rivers (14), Imo (3), Kwara (3), Oyo (3), Bayelsa (2), Edo (1), and Osun (1).

The NCDC report shows that 48,985 recovered patients have been discharged while 1,102 deaths have been recorded so far.

The latest report comes only a few hours after the Federal Government announced that it has commenced the distribution of palliatives worth N10.9 billion to households and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.

President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed the new move on Tuesday while delivering a speech via video-message, on the first day of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Debate, saying that the disbursement of the sum is part of efforts to reduce the suffering of Nigerians imposed by the COVID-19.

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