Updates on the coronavirus situation in Nigeria. As a Government elected to uphold security of its citizens, which include health security, we will not hesitate to review the terms of the easing of lockdown if we do not see an improvement in adherence to our public health guidelines in the next couple of days,” Sanwo-olu said.
The NCDC said the 248 new cases were reported from 17 states: Lagos - 81, Jigawa - 35, Borno - 26, Kano - 26, Bauchi - 20,FCT - 13, goldennewsng Edo - 12, Sokoto - 10, Zamfara - 7, Kwara - 4, Kebbi - 4, Gombe - 2, Taraba - 2, Ogun - 2, Ekiti - 2, Osun - 1 and Bayelsa - 1.
The campaign kicked off with explanations about what coronavirus is, its symptoms, mode of transmission, and ways to prevent it. The team carried out simulations of how to wash hands properly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and how to sneeze or cough properly into the elbow, especially in public.
Located in Gbakura community in Tafa local government area of the state, Leaf Tobacco and Commodities Nigeria Ltd (LTCN), a subsidiary of Pan African Tobacco Group (PTG) already had a long history of CSR partnerships with the state government in its host community.
Tens of thousands of Koranic school children were recently crammed into open vans and sent back home from cities and towns across northern Nigeria in a controversial move by state governments to prevent the spread of coronavirus within their territories.
As virus-related deaths peak and lockdowns begin to ease elsewhere, Nigeria's COVID-19 crisis appears to be intensifying. Dalberg's Nneka Eze shares more in an Op-Ed that originally appeared on 25 March in Nigeria's Business Day , calling for decisive action and collective responsibility to prevent some of the worst outcomes of the COVID-19 challenge.
What no-one knew was that hundreds of the children already had coronavirus, so officials had inadvertently contributed to spreading the virus rather than containing it. The new cases were spread across 13 states and FCT, the top three being 88 in Lagos, 64 in Kano and 49 in Katsina.
Health experts are concerned about an outbreak in a region where health systems are already overburdened with cases of malaria, measles, Ebola and other infectious diseases. But the decision to relax the lockdown came as Nigeria's number of coronavirus cases has been increasing.