Nigeria Records Fresh 125 COVID-19 Cases 

Yemisi Izuora

Nigeria has confirmed 125 new COVID-19 cases.

The figure was released on Thursday night

According to a tweet from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 42,627 patients have now been discharged, with 1,048 patients losing their lives to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The tweet revealed that Lagos State had the highest number of infections on Thursday night with 42 cases and FCT following with 25 cases.

Other states are Katsina-14, Kaduna-11, Kwara-8, Ondo-7, Delta-4, Anambra-3, Oyo-3, Edo-2, Ogun-2, Osun-2, Cross River-1.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the six-month mandate of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF), due to expire on September on 17 until the end of December, 2020.

The Chairman PTF, Boss Mustapha announced this on Thursday when the task force addressed the press at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.

The extension was granted after the federal government reviewed the four weeks of transition into the third Phase of the National Response to COVID-19, which comes to end with effect from 12.01 am on Friday 4th September.

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