A former senator who represented Kaduna Central during the 8th Assembly, Shehu Sani, has lamented on how the rich prey on the poor who contracted Coronavirus, while societies pray for the rich with the virus.
Mr Sani, an author and a human rights activist, made the statement, Monday, via his verified twitter handle, @ShehuSani.
He said: “Our society pray for the rich who contracted the virus and prey on the poor who contracted the virus.”
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 3.5 million on Monday, with three-quarters of them in Europe and the United States, an AFP tally based on official sources showed.
At least 3,500,517 infections and 246,893 deaths have been recorded globally. Europe is the continent most affected by more than 1.5 million cases and over 143,000 fatalities.
Similarly, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday said that due to community transmission in parts of the country, it started a new case definition to help test and treat for COVID-19.
This is coming as Nigeria recorded 170 new cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2558.
The NCDC also said that two new patients have been confirmed dead from the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 87.
The agency on its confirmed twitter handle on Sunday night said that the 170 new cases were recorded from 12 states.
“39-Lagos, 29-Kano, 24-Ogun, 18-Bauchi, 15-Kaduna, 12-FCT, 12-Sokoto, 8-Katsina.
“7-Borno, 3 -Nasarawa, 2-Adamawa and 1-Oyo ,” it said .
According to the statement, as at 11;59: pm May 3, Nigeria has 2017 Active Cases of COVID-19 and 400 Treated and Discharged.
“The new definition for community transmission is suspected cases of those with cough or fever or history of fever in the last two weeks with one or more of the symptoms listed below;
Shivering /shaking (chills)
Recent loss of taste or smell
Difficulty in breathing/shortness of breath
A probable case of COVID-19 is any person who presented with any of the above symptoms in the last two weeks and died without a confirmatory COVID-19 test.