The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 650 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 190,983.
The NCDC disclosed this on its official Facebook handle on Thursday.
“650 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-261, Ondo-95, Rivers -80, Akwa Ibom-59, Oyo-24, Ekiti-22, Delta-20, Edo-18, Enugu-15, Bayelsa-14, Ogun-11, Kaduna-8, Plateau-7, Kano-6, FCT-5, Gombe-3, Abia-2.
“190,983 confirmed, 178,047 discharged, 2,361 deaths.
“Today’s report includes:Backlog of discharged cases and deaths for Lagos State from 4th August 2021, Four states with zero cases reported: Borno, Nasarawa, Ondo and Sokoto.”
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CLAIM: A viral Whatsapp message claims that mobile telecommunications company, MTN, is giving out N20,000 cash, 5GB worth of data, and cars to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Nigeria.
VERDICT: FALSE! To mark its 20th anniversary, MTN, instead, gave all its customers free calls of up to 5 minutes, free 200MB data and promised to give 20 Honda HRVs to 20 customers.
FULL STORY: On Sunday, August 8, 2021, a viral WhatsApp message claims that mobile telecommunications giant, MTN, is giving out N20,000 cash, 5GB worth of data and cars to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Nigeria.
CLAIM: Several social media posts claim the United States of America (USA) gave Nigeria’s Federal Government 48 hours to detain suspended Deputy Police Commissioner, Abba Kyari, or face severe sanctions.
VERDICT: The claim is false and misleading. The US did not give Nigerian Federal Government 48 hours ultimatum to detain Abba Kyari.
FULL STORY: Tons of reactions have greeted the indictment of suspended Deputy Police Commissioner, Abba Kyari, by the United States District Court for the Central District of California.Nigeria records 650 new cases of COVID-19, total now 190,983
Nigeria records 650 new cases of COVID-19, total now 190,983
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