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Update: COVID19 causing virus can live on surfaces for several hours – NCDC

IT News Nigeria:

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that the virus that causes COVID19 can live on surfaces for several hours.

The agency revealed this on its Twitter handle. It added that “One of the ways the disease spreads is by touching contaminated surfaces”

NCDC urges everyone to “Please clean all surfaces with soap & water or disinfectants to protect yourself & loved ones”

One hundred and ninety-five (195) cases were reported in the last 24 hours in 13 states – Lagos (82), Kano (30), Zamfara (19), Sokoto ( 18), Borno (10), FCT (9), Oyo (8), Kebbi (5), Gombe(5), Ogun(4), Katsina (3), Kaduna(1) and Adamawa(1) · No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours. The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 35 (34 states + FCT). · Fifty-three (53) cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in six states – Lagos (37), Ogun (6), Kano (3), Ondo (3), Katsina (2) and Oyo (2) · Five deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in three states – Kano (2), FCT (1), Kebbi (1) and Zamfara (1).

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