The Nigerian Centre for Disease and Control has recorded one hundred and eight new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The NCDC on Thursday night said that: 108 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported; 78 in Lagos 14 in FCT 5 in Ogun 4 in Gombe 3 Borno 2 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Kwara 1 in Plateau As at 11:30 pm 23rd April there are 981 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 197 Deaths: 31
Lagos-582 FCT-133 Kano-73 Ogun-29 Katsina-21 Osun-20 Oyo-17 Edo-17 Borno-12 Kwara-11 Akwa Ibom-11 Kaduna-9 Gombe-9 Bauchi-8 Delta-6 Ekiti-4 Ondo-3 Rivers-3 Jigawa-2 Enugu-2 Niger-2 Abia-2 Benue-1 Anambra-1 Sokoto-1 Adamawa-1 Plateau
Meanwhile the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber attacks directed at its staff members and email scams targeting at the public since the start of COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO, in a statement on Thursday said that this week, 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords were leaked online along with thousands belonging to others working on the novel Coronavirus response.
“The leaked credentials did not put WHO systems at risk because the data was not recent.
“However, the attack did impact on older extranet system, used by current and retired staff as well as partners.
“WHO is now migrating affected systems to a more secure authentication system,” it said.
The world health agency warned that scammers impersonating WHO in emails have also increasingly targeted the general public to channel donations to a fictitious fund and not the authentic COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
It disclosed that the number of cyber attacks was now more than five times the number directed at the organisation in the same period last year.
Bernardo Mariano, WHO’s Chief Information Officer, said, “Ensuring the security of health information for Member States and the privacy of users interacting with us is a priority for WHO at all times, but also particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are grateful for the alerts we receive from Member States and the private sector. We are all in this fight together.”
The health agency advised the public to remain vigilant against fraudulent emails.
It recommend the use of reliable sources to obtain factual information about COVID-19 and other health issues