COVID-19: Nigeria records 160 new cases, total now 59,287
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 160 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 59,287.
The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.
“On the 3rd of October 2020, 160 new confirmed cases and 1 death was recorded in Nigeria.
“Till date, 59287 cases have been confirmed, 50718 cases have been discharged and 1113 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 160 new cases are reported from 13 states- Rivers (42), Lagos (32), Plateau (21), FCT (18), Kaduna (14), Ogun (11), Katsina (10), Kwara (3), Ondo (3), Imo (3), Anambra (1), Abia (1), Oyo (1),” the NCDC said.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has increased available seats on the flights of international airlines to 200 passengers per aircraft operating into the two designated airports, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
According to the government, British Airways, Middle East Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, Africa World Airlines, Asky, Air Cote d’Ivoire, Delta Airlines, and Egypt Air were the currently approved carriers to operate into the country.
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