May 29: record low new cases, WHO trials, Trump’s ventilators

A record low new cases was recorded by the NCDC late Thursday as cases reached 8,915. The 182 new cases was a low compared to between 200 – 300+ cases recorded over the past week.

President Buhari on Thursday also joined a United Nations virtual meeting which discussed financing of development in the post COVID-19 era. He was joined by a number of fellow presidents and government leaders.

Nigeria will also partake in the UN’s solidarity trials which is seeking a vaccine for the virus. A number of African countries including South Africa are taking part. The other clinical trial underway is of chloroquine.

At the daily press briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, information minister Lai Mohammed gave updates on claims by US president Donald Trump that he had ordered ventilators to be sent to Nigeria.

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