Nigeria: New Covid-19 Cases Increase for Second Consecutive Week

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Sumary of Nigeria: New Covid-19 Cases Increase for Second Consecutive Week:

  • This weekly update is coming about two weeks after the #EndSARS protest, in which Nigerian youth demanded the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria police..
  • Thousands of youth trooped out across the country especially from its capital, Abuja, and the commercial nerve, Lagos, defying repeated calls by the country’s infectious disease outfit, NCDC, and health experts to avoid mass gathering..
  • Similar situations occurred in Ondo and Edo states where governorship elections were held and large political gatherings held without social distancing and use of face masks..
  • While it is now over a month after the elections and the political gatherings have clearly had no effects on COVID-19 numbers from Edo and Ondo, the effect of the protests can not yet be effectively determined….

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