With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.worldometers.info on fatalities indicate that Algeria currently has the highest number of deaths with 25 followed closely by Egypt with 24 deaths while South Africa has recorded zero deaths.The
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday evening reported additional 14 new cases.
The NCDC on its official Twitter page, @NCDCgov, said that the confirmed cases were recorded in Lagos, Bauchi and the FCT.
“Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in FCT, 1 in Bauchi and 12 in Lagos.
“Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers ans 2 are close contacts of confirmed cases,” the agency tweeted.The NCDC in its #TakeResponsibility campaign emphasised hand washing, self-isolation, information sharing from official sources, avoiding large gatherings and social distancing to prevent and contain the virus.NAN also reports that a total of 532, 788 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded worldwide, with US overtaking China, the original epicentre of the pandemic.According to the John Hopkins University data, the death toll has hit 24,077 globally while the virus has spread to 176 countries. (NAN)