Olubankole Wellington, aka Banky W

Popular Nigerian singer and actor cum politician, Bankole Wellington also known as Banky W has explained reasons for the increase in the number of cases in Lagos State on Sunday.

There were speculations on social media that the increase was due to the arrival of Chinese doctors in the state.

However, Banky W, responding to the speculations on his Twitter page, said it was due to an increase in testing capacity.

According to him, the true number of cases are much worse that Nigerians know.

His tweet read: “The numbers started soaring because we have drastically ramped up the number of tests we are doing every day, bro.

“The true numbers were always MUCH worse than what we knew. We were just under-testing and under-reporting because of a lack of testing capacity.”

Lagos State on Monday recorded zero cases of coronavirus which came as a surprise.

NCDC confirms 38 new coronavirus cases in Nigeria, 23 in Kano

On Sunday April 19, Lagos reported seventy, the highest in twenty-four hours since the index patient case was confirmed

There are speculations that Kano may record a spike in COVID-19 cases following its record of new cases in the past few days.