Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, has noted that every state in the country will be affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.

The NCDC director stated this during an appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily on Thursday.

Coronavirus: See The Six Conditions Given By WHO To End COVID-19 Lockdown In Nigeria

The World Health Organization has given conditions that must be met by countries including Nigeria before restrictions and lockdowns imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic can be lifted.

Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, gave the conditions on Thursday during his weekly address to Geneva-based diplomats.

This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Friday, 17th, April 2020.

Lagos Records Three Coronavirus Deaths

Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has recorded three new Coronavirus deaths.

Naija News reports that the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announced the death of three coronavirus patients on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Thursday, April 16.

See Minimum Bank Balance Nigerians Must Have To Receive COVID-19 Palliatives From FG

Nigerians with more than 5,000 in their bank accounts will not partake in the palliatives being planned by the Federal Government to mitigate the effects of the lockdown extension, President Muhammadu Buhari government has clarified.

Naija News reports that the clarification was made by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq, in a chat with reporters at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Wednesday.

Maryam Sanda Still In Custody, Wasn’t Granted Presidential Pardon – NCS

Maryam Sanda has not been granted presidential pardon, the Nigeria Correctional Service has clarified, adding that she is still in custody.

The service stated this while debunking reports that Sanda was part of those recently granted amnesty by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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