The coronavirus in Nigeria according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC) as at 09:30 pm 10th April there are 305 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 58 have been discharged with 7 deaths.

Seventeen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows: 8 in Lagos, 3 in Katsina, 2 in FCT, 1 in Niger, 1 in Kaduna, 1 in Anambra, 1 in Ondo.

Recently we reported of a doctor in Kastina who died as a result of infection from the coronavirus. The wife and children of the doctor has been confirmed to be positive with the virus.

There have been call’s from Nigerians both on the Federal and Lagos State governments not to extend the ongoing lock-down in Lagos State and Abuja.

Rather, President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu should, as a matter of urgency, find ways to relax it.

Chief Adesunbo Onitiri,a renowned socio-political activist and critic, gave this advice in a press statement in Lagos.

He warned that any extension of the lockdown might lead to aggravated aggression borne out of hunger and immeasurable suffering by the masses.

Chief Onitiri said what the government should do urgently is to peg the astronomical rise in food prices, provide drugs in government hospitals and offer free healthcare packages for the people.

“This is the time to suspend taxes and drastically reduce the tax for the poor masses and provide free electricity for the poor.

“If there is any lesson to be learnt from this Covid 19 pandemic, it is that we need to improve our healthcare system and education. We need to spend more on education of the masses and our health care.”