Nigeria registered 132 new cases of coronavirus, totalling 56,388 in the past 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said.
Making the announcement via its Twitter handle Monday night, the government agency said 44,337 previously reported cases are now recovered and discharged.
Nigeria’s death toll from the coronavirus is now 1,083.
Africa has recorded more than 1.3 million cases and over 32,000 deaths.
As of September 14, the confirmed coronavirus death toll on the continent stood at 32,625. There are 1,353,283 confirmed infections and 1,090,676 recoveries, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Egypt will from September 21 allow wedding ceremonies and cultural events to be held in open-air venues that have health safety certificates, with a maximum of 300 invitees.
According to the Egyptian government, the same facilities can also host meetings and conferences with not more than 150 participants.
Worldwide, the number of those diagnosed with COVID-19 is dangerously close to 29 million. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 28.9 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and more than 922,000 have died, while about 19.5 million people have recovered.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) expects Europe to see a rise in the daily number of COVID-19 deaths in October and November, the head of the body’s European branch told AFP news agency.
“It’s going to get tougher. In October, November, we are going to see more mortality,” WHO Europe director Hans Kluge said, as the continent currently experiences a surge of cases though the number of deaths has remained relatively stable. That is even as the Global health monitor Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GBMB) said the world is doing far too little to prepare for the future and to prevent such disasters.