… As World Bank approves $12bn for developing countries to buy COVID-19 vaccines, treatments***
Nigeria recorded one death and 225 fresh Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed on its Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The public health agency added that 63 treated patients recovered from the infection and were discharged accordingly.
It said that the new infection was reported from 11 states with Lagos having 165, FCT 17, Rivers 13, Ogun 12, Niger (8), Delta (4), Ondo (2), Anambra (1), Edo (1), Ekiti (1), and Kaduna (1).
The NCDC stated that it had conducted about 558,313 tests since the first confirmed case was announced in the country.
“Till date, 60,655 cases have been confirmed, 52,006 cases have been discharged and 1,116 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, have continued to coordinate the national response activities across the country.
In the meantime, the World Bank on Wednesday approved 12 billion dollars to help developing countries buy COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, the organisation said in a statement.
“The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an envelope of 12 billion dollars for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments for their citizens,” the bank said.
The World Bank seeks to support the vaccination of up to a billion people, the statement said.
The 12 billion dollars is part of the World Bank Group’s package to provide up to 160 billion dollars through June 2021 to help more than 100 countries.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease worldwide has surpassed 38 million, Johns Hopkins University said.
The global tally currently stands at 38,041,143, with 1,084,888 deaths and 26,388,633 recoveries, the university said.
WHO declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic on March 11.
Additional reports from Sputnik