Lagos tally highest as Nigeria records 437 new cases and other #COVID-19 updates

Lagos recorded 107 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, the highest of the total 437 new infections recorded across Nigeria in the last 24 hours.

Plateau and Abuja had the highest daily infections on Friday and Saturday respectively.

According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, a total of 46,577 cases have been confirmed so far in Nigeria.

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Obasanjo undergoes COVID-19 test

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who had denied the existence of the coronavirus in the country, underwent COVID-19 test at his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital, during the weekend.

According to Kehinde Akinyemi, his media aide, the test came back negative.

The former president has received many guests, especially politicians, recently.

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 Prolonged school closure ‘could affect children’s mental health’

Prolonged online learning and the absence of social interactions could have an impact on the mental health of children, Golda Obi, founder, Strauss Preparatory School, Abuja, has disclosed.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools to resort to online learning methods, Obi stressed that social interaction is very important for the mental health of children, and they should not be made to stay locked up for a long time.

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Apathy, low attendance herald churches’ reopening in Lagos

Christian faithful Sunday approached their worship centres in Lagos with cautious optimism as services reopened after five months of closure.

For many, the announcement by the Lagos government to reopen places of worship days after schools were reopened for SS3 students, seemed like an implied decline in the community spread of coronavirus, just as the daily collation of confirmed cases by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also took a downward plunge last week.

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Association canvass stronger corporate governance to manage COVID-19

Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMSON), has called for a deepening of corporate governance principles in Nigerian companies to help manage COVID-19 crisis, and alleviate its adverse effects on firms’ goals and objectives.

The Association noted that with the disruptions and high speed decision-making propelled by the current pandemic, there is a need to instil stronger corporate governance practice in companies to manage resultant risks.

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