COVID-19 Update in Nigeria

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By Funmilola Aworele- 26th June, 2020

Nigeria Centre for Disease Controlhas  reveal Nigeria now has 20,919 confirmed cases, which now touched a new milestone as the latest statistic provided.

On the 22nd of June 2020, 675 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, having carried out a total daily test of 2,185 samples across the country.

To date, 20919 cases have been confirmed, 7109 cases have been discharged and 525 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 115,760 tests have been carried out as of June 21st, 2020 compared to 113,575 tests a day earlier.

COVID-19 Case Updates- 23rd June 2020

  • Total Number of Cases – 20,919
  • Total Number Discharged – 7,109
  • Total Deaths – 525
  • Total Tests Carried out – 115,760

According to the NCDC, the 675 new cases are reported from 21 states- Lagos (288), Oyo (76), Rivers (56), Delta (31), Ebonyi (30), Gombe (28), Ondo (20), Kaduna (20), Kwara (20), Ogun (17), FCT (16), Edo (13), Abia (10), Nasarawa (9), Imo (9), Bayelsa (8), Borno (8), Katsina (8), Sokoto (3), Bauchi (3), Plateau (2).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 8,864, followed by Abuja (1,583), Kano (1,190), Oyo (988), Rivers (930),  Edo (797), Ogun (663), Kaduna (600), Delta (532), Gombe (479), Borno (476), Bauchi (467), Katsina (434), Jigawa (317), Ebonyi (264), Plateau (253), Imo (243).

Abia state has recorded 232 cases, Kwara (200), Nasarawa (193), Bayelsa (177), Ondo (154), Enugu (144), Sokoto (138),  Zamfara (76), Kebbi (67), Anambra and Niger (66), Akwa Ibom (65), Osun (60), Yobe (56), Adamawa (45), Benue (44), Ekiti (35), Taraba (18), while Kogi state has recorded 3 cases.

Lock Down and Curfew

In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.

The movement restriction, which was extended by another two-weeks period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4. On April 27th, 2020, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari declared an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

This comes along with the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos, and Ogun States, which took effect from Saturday, 2nd May 2020, at 9 am.

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