The health agency in a tweet via its official handle confirmed the new figures on Monday night.
416 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 1, 2020
On May 31st, Nigeria recorded 10,162 total cases, 3007 discharged and 287 deaths.
With the new toll, there are now 10,578 total infections, 3,122 recoveries and 299 casualties nationwide.
Also, according to NCDC’s situation report for May 31st, total samples tested nationwide have increased from 62,583 to 63,882.
Meanwhile, the Federal government has lifted the two-months ban on religious gatherings imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.
The Chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) COVID-19, Boss Mustapha announced this during the daily briefing of the PTF on Monday in Abuja.
Mustapha, announced that President Buhari approved the relaxation of the ban for only four weeks.
The PTF also reduced the nationwide curfew from 8pm-6am to 10pm–4am, effective from Tuesday, June 2nd.
The purpose of the curfew is to limit social interactions in order to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.