Kwara state Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi and his wife Abieyuwa Alabi, have tested positive for COVID-19. The information was made public by the state's Technical Committee on COVID-19 spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Tuesday. In a statement titled, "Kwara Dep Gov. wife test positive for COVID-19, it was revealed that immediate contact tracing and tests have commenced with regard to the development.
The Federal Government has warned that eventually if the second wave of coronavirus strikes in Nigeria, it will jeopardize the economy and cause mass deaths to the public. The statement was made by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu while giving an update on the daily briefing in Abuja. According to him, he advised businesses that are planning to re-open to abide by the precautions set out for the COVID-19 protocol at public places.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has tested positive for COVID-19; The Governor who had tested negative on two occasions made this disclosure through his twitter handle. The governor who joins the growing list of state governors and other high profile Nigerians who have tested positive for coronavirus has delegated his deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi, to act in his absence, as he is in self-isolation.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that places of worship in the state will reopen from Friday, August 7. The governor confirmed this on Saturday, during a media briefing on COVID-19. While churches and mosques will be allowed to reopen, nightclubs will remain shut. According to Sanwo-Olu religious leaders must make available hand sanitizers, thermometer guns for reading temperature, adding that the state government will ensure that social distancing is maintained.
Nigeria's capital city, FCT Abuja on Monday, recorded the highest new COVID-19 cases in the country as the country's total confirmed cases surpassed 37,000. According to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Abuja recorded 102 cases and Lagos had 100. The agency said in total the country recorded 562 fresh cases as of Monday, July, 20.