Nigeria has recorded 3 deaths and 466 new covid-19 cases.
The nigeria centre for disease control, ncdc confirmed this in an update on its facebook page, saying three people died as a result of covid-19 complications, while 466 news cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, adding that the new infections indicates a decrease from 727 cases reported on september 9.
It stated that out of the 466 cases recorded in 12 states and the federal capital territory, fct, lagos recorded 134, rivers 82, edo 69, gombe 39, fct 32, kaduna 21, plateau 20, benue 19, kwara 17, delta 16, akwa ibom 10, bayelsa 5 and kano 2.
The health agency which further revealed that covid-19 cases in the country now stand at 198, 239 also noted that 2,588 people have died from the disease’s complications and there were 9,871 active coronavirus cases in nigeria as of september 10, with a total of 182,780 cases successfully treated and discharged after recovery.
Guinea’s military junta, which seized power over the weekend has ordered the central bank and other banks to freeze all government accounts.
A junta spokesman who spoke on the condition of anonymity with newsmen made the announcement.
The spokesman who stated that the move includes public administrative, commercial establishments in all ministries and the presidency, presidential programmes and projects, members of the outgoing government as well senior officials and administrators of state financial institutions, claimed that the banking freeze was aimed at securing state assets.
It would be recalled that a group of special forces soldiers on september 5 said they removed president alpha conde over concerns about poverty and endemic corruption.
Australia’s third most populous state, queensland, home to more than 5 million people has declared that the state may order a snap lockdown after a cluster of covid-19 cases, as the country posted a record one-day rise in daily infections.
State premier, annastacia palaszczuk made the declaration, saying the lockdown may come into effect as the state had detected five new infections in the past 24 hours after a family tested positive to the virus, adding that if the authorities start seeing any seeding, then they may have to take very quick, fast action but at the moment it was not clear whether a lockdown would be limited to some parts of the state like previous orders.
However, report revealed that a lockdown for queensland would be another blow to australia’s 1.5 trillion dollars economy, which could slip into a second recession in as many years.