The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that confirmed coronavirus cases passed 30,000 mark on Wednesday, as the virus spreads in Africa’s most populous country amid an easing of restrictions put in place to curb the disease.
In its daily update posted on its website, the NCDC stated that there were 460 new cases taking the total number of recorded cases to 30,249 and these had led to 684 deaths.
Nigeria with a population of over 200 million people, like many other African nations, has so far avoided the high death rates of the United States, Brazil and parts of Europe.
Medical experts are postulating that a lack of reliable data means the virus could be spreading unchecked in Africa.
But because of the fear of the economic toll of the pandemic on the populace, the Nigerian Government have relaxed restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the virus.
The resumption of domestic flights on Wednesday was the latest step and came a week after a ban on interstate travel was lifted.