A women business group, Women Business Arena in conjunction with Orange Homes and Interiors on Friday 25th April 2020 distributed about 500 food items to vulnerable people at Church Street in Somolu area of Lagos.
According to the statement from the leader of the team, Mrs Joy Agbakoba who said the efforts was put together to cushion the effect of the lockdown in the community.
“The pandemic coronavirus is seriously affecting many people who had stopped working a month ago and could not afford basic necessity of life”.
Meanwhile, the governor forum has unanimously a few days ago agreed to extend the lockdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19 which has been ravaging the nation and the world at large.
There has been a global outbreak of Coronavirus, which causes illnesses such as cold, fever and difficulty in breathing. Coronavirus spreads via droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and their droplets lands in the mouth or noses of nearby people. People could also catch Coronavirus by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
She, however, advised the people to be law-abiding, cooperate with the law enforcement officials, stick to the order issued by the government and stay safe.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 108 new COVID-19 cases in the country, with Lagos State recording the highest of 78 new cases.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 981.
The NCDC made this known via its Twitter handle on Thursday.
It tweeted: “108 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported: 78 in Lagos, 14 in FCT, 5 in Ogun, 4 in Gombe, 3 Borno, 2 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kwara, and 1 in Plateau.
“As of 11:30 pm on the 23rd April, there are 981 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.
“Discharged: 197; Deaths: 31.
“As at 11:30p.m. 23rd April, cases by state: Lagos -582, FCT-133, Kano-73, Ogun-29, Katsina -21, Osun -20, Oyo – 17, Edo – 17, Borno – 12, Kwara – 11, Akwa Ibom – 11, Kaduna – 9, Gombe – 9, Bauchi – 8, Delta – 6, Ekiti – 4, Ondo – 3, Rivers – 3, Jigawa -2, Enugu -2, Niger – 2, Abia – 2, Benue – 1, Anambra – 1, Sokoto -1, Adamawa-1, Plateau-1.”