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FG commences payment of cash transfer to the vulnerable, as lockdown takes effect

FG is set to commence immediate payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country.

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FG commences payment of cash transfer to the vulnerable, as lockdown takes effect

The Federal Government is set to commence immediate payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country.

Due to the impact of the lockdown on the finances of many income earners, the category of vulnerable groups has also been expanded to accommodate more persons.

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The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk stated this while fielding questions from journalists after the Joint Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja on Monday afternoon.

“The president has directed that we start immediate payment of this cash transfer to the poorest and vulnerable households in our country.  

“Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to be expanded because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage and so we are also going to look at those groups of people to see how we can take food to them in these affected areas,” she said.

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She noted that other palliatives being put in place include the sustenance of the school-feeding programme to help families feed the children even while they stay at home and the distribution of relief materials.

“We are aware of residents of satellite communities around Lagos and Abuja whose livelihood will surely be affected by the lockdown. We shall deploy relief materials to ease their pains in the coming weeks.”

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She said that trucks belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had been deployed to Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to commence distribution immediately.

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On the grant of a three-month moratorium, she stated that the relevant institutions had received directives to commence immediately and that several other palliative measures would also come up in due time.

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On the lockdown: Speaking earlier, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha emphasized that the lockdown was total and no breaches would be tolerated. Only essential service providers would be allowed to operate during the period.

“We are not sure how long this will last, as the countries that first started battling with COVID19 are still battling with it. It is a national challenge and we have to do everything within our power. 

“Nothing will happen to us if we lock down for two weeks and allow us do the tracing of the contacts of the confirmed cases,” he said.

READ ALSO: COVID-19 cases rise by 20, hit 131

Cases so far: Speaking on the confirmed cases, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, had noted that it takes about four weeks for a patient to be discharged, and this can only be done if the patient had repeatedly tested negative, and was feeling better.

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He also gave a breakdown of the current confirmed cases.

“About 80% of the people who contracted the coronavirus disease either showed no symptom or very mild symptoms. Of the remaining 20%, about 15% can be quite severe while 5 % is critical,” he said.

He added that the NCDC is only testing those who had either returned from a foreign trip recently or had had close contact with any returnee since the virus is imported, not indigenous.

“If you never had a contact like that, and you have not been abroad, it is very unlikely that you are a coronavirus victim,” he said.

He discouraged people, who wanted to undergo the test just to put their mind at ease, as he insisted that they were not likely to have it if they had no contact.

Ruth Okwumbu has a MSc. and BSc. in Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Delta state university respectively. Prior to her role as analyst at Nairametrics, she had a progressive six year writing career. As a Business Analyst with Narametrics, she focuses on profiles of top business executives, founders, startups and the drama surrounding their successes and challenges. You may contact her via ruth.okwumbu@nairametrics.ng

60 Comments

60 Comments

  1. Lanrewaju Ridwan

    March 31, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Send money to everybody excluding politicians and high personal people in Nigeria,Nigerian are devided into 2,rich and poor and government knows rich people in this nation so share wisely

  2. come and carry me

    April 1, 2020 at 2:51 am

    Comment:God will punish them and their children both their relatives …corona no go leave their house

  3. Julius

    April 1, 2020 at 6:25 am

    How do we get money because no plat form citizens to key in or updated of d on going money transfer

  4. Rochet

    April 1, 2020 at 9:43 am

    How would you determine the “poorest”? Through BVN? Through FINGERPRINT? Or through some other means? Balderdash!

  5. Anonymous

    April 1, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Please help, we based on daily income to feed. Hunger will kill people before coro itself kills

  6. Anonymous

    April 1, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Please how do we get the money? because hunger is a deadly disease on it’s own. please how will the money rich to the poor? this shutdown or lockdown is really getting to something else.
    Pls help us we are dying of hunger 😭😭😭😭

    • Anonymous

      April 2, 2020 at 9:56 am

      How do we get the money

  7. Anonymous

    April 1, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    “The president has directed that we start immediate payment of this cash transfer to the poorest and vulnerable households in our country”
    But the so called Minister Sadiya Umar Farouk, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is saying “We shall deploy relief materials to ease their pains in the coming weeks.”
    In coming weeks, imagine they die of starvation before then.
    God please help this country.

  8. Mautin

    April 1, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    “The president has directed that we start immediate payment of this cash transfer to the poorest and vulnerable households in our country”
    But the so called Minister Sadiya Umar Farouk, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is saying “We shall deploy relief materials to ease their pains in the coming weeks.”
    In coming weeks, imagine they die of starvation before then.
    God please help this country.

    • Agbogun Boniface

      April 3, 2020 at 3:53 am

      If an NGO agency can distribute mosquito nets effectively in a locality both to the rich and the poor without stress the Federal Government should adopt the same measure.
      My question is how much ? Tell us Federal Government each individual will get as relief package

    • Waiz Entikay

      April 3, 2020 at 5:58 am

      I think that we all need to protest against the government inability to fund the account of Nigerians.. They cant come and lie to us to stay at home without any assistance from them. No.,! We should not succumb to this or else we may die of HUNGER which is the worst pandemic in the world. Even worst than this Covid-19 that we are scared of.. let’s wake up now..

  9. Eyemimogho Nelly Tenumah

    April 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    This is just a mere political manifesto to me by the aides of President bBuhari, let’s take this statement to be true as directed by Mr president however what’s the tendency that this foods and money being kept under the care of some Presidential aides through several agencies would definitely get to the poor and vulnerable Masses in the society. The last time i checked we as a republic is running a democratic government where we have several tiers of government and if you should ask me i feel the federal parliamentarian are closest Ally between the masses and the Executive because they represent a constituency and the federal parliamentarians can also reach their constituents through their local parliamentarians and the same goes to the states for this should be taken from the grassroot if this is gonna be transparent.

  10. Emmanuel

    April 1, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Comment: Please Coro leaders. how do I get my own cash transfer

  11. Danladi

    April 1, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    How are my going to receive my own

    • Isogun

      April 13, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      No assurance, pls make sure you disburse the money before you declare another lockdown or tell your soldier to be ready to shoot and kill us, because we ain’t staying at home any longer.

  12. Israel

    April 1, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Please how can mine get to me,its not been easy since the lockdown.. Am pleading for your assistance in this time

  13. Anonymous

    April 2, 2020 at 7:17 am

    Is it a must that everything must start from Abuja before we know what’s going on now the number of people will be gotten from there, you people should come outside to Lagos here and see hungry and angry people they are breaking pagas shop since on Monday food stuffs shops now are not safe look for a better way of sharing the money before Nigerians go change am for una all die na die e better make Corona virus kill than hunger oooo

  14. Destiny

    April 2, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Please help us in Benin
    It’s has not been easy for most of us

  15. Bamidele idris olawale

    April 2, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Please I need money oooo no work no food 🍞

  16. Anonymous

    April 2, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Hey FG Pls I never see my own ooo
    Abeg…. Make una show….no b only
    Northern people…. FG una remember say
    Nah una dey say one Nigeria make una share dis moni make everybody get am ooo

  17. Ridwanlahi idris

    April 2, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Our government should know that the situation is getting worse every, I wished they do things at the right time

  18. Efekin

    April 2, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Pls I need money , because hunger want to kill person here

  19. Abakpa

    April 2, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Comment:as for me and my household we are greatfull….., to coro ‘ especially for the locdown of schools , asper let the rich test what the poor having testing for not been able to send my children to school for over two years. and as for hunger we are used to it. god is in contrl. Abakpa in kurudu.

  20. Olasupo Temitayo

    April 2, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    I and my family have not eat since morning , is only once in a day we use to eat pls Govt should. Something about this o

  21. Bos

    April 2, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Smh. What imperial data I being used to determine the vulnerable. The virus I leveller. Everyone in the covid-19 hot states are vulnerable. This distribution is definitely going to party members just like the one of Lagos.

  22. Gbadegesin Adeniyi

    April 2, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Let the financial aid go round to every average Nigerians through their BVN. God bless Nigeria.

  23. Somson

    April 3, 2020 at 12:13 am

    How can we get the money

  24. Somson

    April 3, 2020 at 12:14 am

    How can we get the money help us

  25. Anonymous

    April 3, 2020 at 12:57 am

    FG should please reach every Nigerian persons through their bvn account cos right now most account are empty with out money since the lockdown honesty speaking if there is any means for bankers to show the empty accounts then some poorest with out account should receive the relieved materials because some families are even sick seriously right now and need some medications, the released materials wound not buy medicine for them so pls the FG should do the calculations very well in other for every Nigerian to be bless. thanks.

  26. Onoja Victoria

    April 3, 2020 at 1:04 am

    Some families are even sick seriously right now so the transfer of money should have been better and easier to all Nigerian persons through their bvn then some areas should be visit for the sharing of the materials, those that has no account. Thanks.

  27. Onoja Victoria

    April 3, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Many accounts are empty as I speak some bankers can even testify about that because this lockdown even started in many states waited and waited before the president mentioned the name of only 3 States in Nigeria the indoor is actually more than a week now in many states especially in plateau state, people are indoor since and no vehicles from other States to plateau nor from plateau to other States now, so pls the adequate arrangement should be made so that people lockdown for protection will still be alive. The starvation is severe, families with bank account with out money does not means they have money and their rich so all savings accounts with a prove of bvn should receive the alert and then look forward to some share released materials to some areas, every body are lockdown now no body will run helter skelter because of the released materials but the people sharing should pls be sincere in a time like this, for Nigerian to be reach by FG.

  28. Uncle

    April 3, 2020 at 3:29 am

    What about easterns

  29. Obiora

    April 3, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Please do let me know when and how the payment is disbursed so that my household will be part of it.

  30. Anonymous

    April 3, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Audio money

  31. Anonymous

    April 3, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Does this woman call sadiya Umar farouk has a feeling at all,she’s very Heartless and wicked.
    You refused to pay N-power stipends yet kept d money to be shared to general public to relief hunger during lockdown with u. What a shameless woman. So greedy,bt God will judge u bountifully.

  32. Oye

    April 3, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    This minister for humanitarian whatever whatever is very Heartless and gat no feeling at all, I wonder how people ard her cope with her greedy and wicked behavior.
    Mrs minister go and pay N-power stipends,they are starving.

  33. Ejiofor ejike Harrison

    April 3, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Hungry won kill me please my people help me I work shoe maker

  34. Ejiofor ejike Harrison

    April 3, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Please I need help hungry won kill me please nageria I work shoe maker

  35. Clinton grey

    April 3, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Let the government be considerate for one’s and remember her citizens through their BVN that’s all

  36. destiny ogorode

    April 3, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Comment:FG abeg we people in Delta.nar die we day.one boy die 4 warri.no meney.plz..people suop day loss nw.

  37. destiny ogorode

    April 5, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Comment:plz FG we need food.we people of delta.warri and sapele.need food.if nar trasfar we go day ok.plz we beg

  38. Ben

    April 5, 2020 at 10:24 am

    This our president and there so called governments are wicked..
    They all will face the wrath of CORONA VIRUS if time is not taking
    Why can’t they share the money to all the citizens in Nigeria or have they divided ur country without telling us?? Pls Mr President if I die cus of hunger, my spirit and my relatives will hunt u

  39. Baby

    April 5, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    FG make you name help us other countries dey give money to all there citizen but Nigeria wicked leader

  40. Okpako sarah

    April 5, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Please help me no food no money am very hunger were please me

  41. UDEH CHINEDU

    April 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Comment:FG should please know that there citizen are facing problems due to this lockdown please FG let this transfer go round to the bvn holders.

  42. osi

    April 7, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    I.can really blame the Leaders bcos I think we as a Nigerians we are very foolish we never learn…I mean this are the same Leaders that u are ready to kill ur own fellow man for during Election period..they we give #500-#1000 and u will sell ur vote. After election what next suffering and still another election this same pple will still.come.back and.u vote for.them..I pity all Nigerians..I wish on election day.the whole Nigerians will sit at home watch them fooling themselves.. They are all heartless (FG)

  43. osi

    April 7, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    I.can really blame the Leaders bcos I think we as a Nigerians we are very foolish we never learn…I mean this are the same Leaders that u are ready to kill ur own fellow man for during Election period..they we give #500-#1000 and u will sell ur vote. After election what next suffering and still another election this same pple will still.come.back and.u vote for.them..I pity all Nigerians..I wish on election day.the whole Nigerians will sit at home watch them fooling themselves.. They are all heartless (FG)..expect nothing bcos we only have selfish leaders

  44. raji lateef oladimeji

    April 8, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Comment:please federal government am begging you, am hungry now have not seen my own #20,000

  45. Obiyo tochi Gloria

    April 8, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Please my name is Gloria obiyo, this unconditional money transfer should be tagged to Nigerian that go out every day for their daily meals but are now at home due the lockdown.most people are passing through a very hard time now.i just pray that this money will reach those who truly need it.

  46. Anonymous

    April 11, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Please I and my family need food to sustain us in this period of lockdown.

  47. Adekiunle

    April 13, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    I really pity the well-being of we Nigerians, these our leader has nothing to offer us. We give them everything including our vote, we queue in the sun just for them to be emerged, but now see what they doing for us. We have been in the lock down for almost 2weeks and some days. We are suffering, starving and denied us our Human Rights of free movement yet they neglected us. Millions are dying.
    Some good Nigerian donated money for them in order to help the masses, yet they took them to their own purse.
    If something good is not worth doing, a day is coming that everybody in the country will give themselves personal freedom. It’s not the virus alone that kills, Hunger kills too.

  48. Anonymous

    April 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    E no go beta for this useless president buhari…..
    If nobody can judge you God we judge you.

  49. OTOBONG DANIEL

    April 17, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Comment:FG PLEASE KINDLY PAY US THIS MONEY.SO DAT WE CAN EAT.

  50. Anonymous

    April 20, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    All we want to see is the alert nothing else stop all this big big talk,n pay d money,learn from other countries how they take care of their citizens at this period,no complain,Nigerian re too greedy,u ought to have started payment a long time ago,not cock n bull stories,to side line the money to ur accounts,u all will one day die n live this money n ur generation will suffer 4 it,karma,learn!!!!!!wicked leaders,bad government,just pray this corona doesn’t visit u n ur household,then I will see if u will go with the billions of naira to ur graves,foolish people

  51. Anonymous

    April 22, 2020 at 7:38 am

    How about delta state warri especially

  52. ANONYMOUS

    April 22, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Comment: There are phobia ravaging the presidency today and the phobia is CABALISM. I bet u that , those women in charge of dispensing the cash transfer have been warned not to do it. We shld understand that women are weak/wafned by their husbands to comply with these cabals. FG is also politicising these issues to favor a particular ethnic group. Many activists will speakout but close their mouth after being gratified. GOD WILL FIGHT THIS BATTLE FOR US. Keep safe.

    • Emmyhandrians

      April 23, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      Nigeria is not trying at all
      Hunger every where
      In this issue of Corona virus

  53. Anonymous

    April 23, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Comment: Nigeria will always be nigeria, just imagine in a time like this our leaders are still giving us false hopes nd empty promises still more lying to us..
    Up till date none of Nigerian citizen account has been credit, this is rediculous.
    It is high time we protest, corona virus is outside hunger virus is inside..
    If we can’t make efforts to help ourselves in this country our leaders won’t because we all know they don’t have conscience and neither did they care for us the poor or less privellage.

  54. Olaitan

    April 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Comment: It’s unfair as we are treated by our so call governments,truly they were protecting us. But how are going to survive without food. They were human being like us we have family to feed. They don’t have fear of God at all ( our governments ). Nothing is disturbing there own salaries. But they have nothing for masses,some of there party members were even use the situation on ground for there own campaign. This messy situation as exposed daily workers and salary earners that we are nothing to our government i belief that God past them no matter what is there thinking toward us. I kindly belief if it is in Nigeria here this virus begin all our rich men would have run go abroad. And for all those that donated to federal government, they have a mission to boost there appointment and to upgrade there businesses. No matter what man did,he will surely stand before God one day. Thanks so much

  55. No name

    April 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Please the government should send help ooo we are dieing of hungry and I think is more deadly than covid ooo. nothing is small for me as it is with me now

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FG suspends evacuation of Nigerians in Diaspora

Federal government has suspended evacuation of Nigerians in diaspora until a new structure is put in place.

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The federal government has suspended the evacuation of Nigerians in diaspora until a new structure is put in place to handle the evacuees.

This was disclosed by Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama during the Presidential Task Force media briefing on Wednesday afternoon.

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“We have been asked to cease all evacuation for now, until the whole structure is put in place” he stated, adding that he is hopeful that the new structure will be in place by next week.

According to the minister, the current arrangement has been quite restrictive as the ministry is often constrained by the resources available in determining the frequency of evacuation flights, and the number of people to be evacuated.

He said that the government is aware of the challenges being faced by Nigerians in diaspora, especially those in China.

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Pre-flight testing now a condition for evacuation 

Part of the new arrangement is the pre-flight testing. Going forward, pre-flight is a condition for Nigerians in diaspora to get on the evacuation flights back to Nigeria.

“Anybody that is going to be evacuated will first of all, have to undergo a test from the country that they are leaving from, at least five days before travel and not later than nine days before travel. That will be a precondition for evacuation to Nigeria.  

“If they are positive of course, they will not be able to get on the flight. If they are negative, they get on the flight,” he stated.

Evacuees will not be quarantined in hotels anymore

According to the minister, the evacuees will no longer be quarantined in hotels for 14 days at designated hotels, but will be allowed to go self-isolate at home after their samples have been collected at the airports.

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The ministry will also retain the passports of all evacuees whose samples have been collected before they are allowed to go self-isolate at home.

Results from those samples will be available within a day or two. Those who are positive will be taken into isolation centres and those who are negative will complete the 14 day period of isolation after which they can come to collect their passport and go their way,” he explained.

The Minister noted that with this new arrangement, the government could increase the number of people being evacuated and the frequency of flights.

He appreciated Aliko Dangote and other private sector participants who rallied around to make these sample collection units available at the airports.

He also revealed that among the people evacuated, 50 trafficked Nigerian girls were rescued from Lebanon.

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Governor El Rufai extends Kaduna State’s lockdown by 2 weeks starting June 1st

The Governor noted that most of the cases recorded in the state have either been from persons with a history of interstate travel. Therefore, citizens must take responsibility for their safety by adhering to guidelines.

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Kaduna state governor, El-Rufai tests positive to coronavirus, El Rufai extends lockdown by 2 weeks from June 1, releases revised regulations

Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai has extended the lockdown in the state by two weeks, effective from June 1, 2020. This was announced by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, who spoke on behalf of the governor during a state broadcast on Tuesday evening after the Eid celebration.

There will be a relaxation of movement on Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28, and neighborhood markets will open from 10 am-4 pm on both days to allow residents to purchase their needs before the lockdown takes effect on Monday June 1.

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During the two week period, there will be adjustments during this period to allow the easing of restrictions in certain sectors and enable residents to resume their jobs.

3 lockdown-free days

Balarabe stated that there will be a three-day window every week to allow residents to shop their essential needs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Business owners that meet the stipulated requirements will also be allowed to operate on these days. Artisans such as vulcanisers, welders, and mechanics will also be allowed to operate on the same days.

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“The revised regulations are intended to preserve the state’s ability to protect citizens, empower citizens to lead the fight against Covid-19 and make necessary adjustments to permit the safe resumption of the pursuit of livelihoods in more sectors” she stated.

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These businesses and organisations must remain shut

Under the revised regulations, schools and places of worship will remain shut until directed otherwise. Markets will also be closed except on the lockdown free days, while the government engages with relevant stakeholder on the circumstances for a safe reopening.

Restaurants and eateries will not entertain sit-in customers but are allowed to offer takeaway services. In the same vein, sporting centers, event centers, and relaxation centers are to remain closed. Hotels are to also remain shut as well, as they have not been specifically licensed as essential service providers during this period.

(READ MORE:Update: Court orders Sanusi’s release from confinement, meets with El-Rufai in Awe)

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The public sector will also use the two-week extension to prepare for limited resumption. Heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies will ensure that government offices are reconfigured for physical distancing and that handwashing facilities are available.

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All of the regulations are to be reviewed after two weeks.

The governor commended the state’s residents for complying with earlier directives of the lockdown, despite the inconveniences. He assured them that their sacrifices have not been in vain.

“These sacrifices have not been in vain. Without them, infection rates will be much higher. Many citizens have embraced the exercise of personal responsibility, including wearing facemasks when outdoors, washing hands with soap and water regularly, observing physical distancing and avoiding large crowds. These new habits will help keep our communities safe” he said.

He noted that most of the cases recorded in the state have either been from persons with a history of interstate travel or have been in contact with people who traveled inter-state. Therefore, citizens must take responsibility for their safety by adhering to guidelines.

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Covid-19 Update in Nigeria

On the 26th of May 2020, 276 new confirmed cases and 16 deaths were recorded in Nigeria bringing the total confirmed cases recorded in the country to 8,344.

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The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to rise as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 8,344 confirmed cases.

On the 26th of May 2020, 276 new confirmed cases and 16 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

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To date, 8344 cases have been confirmed, 2385 cases have been discharged and 249 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory having carried out 46,803 tests.

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  • Total Number of Cases – 8,344
  • Total Number Discharged – 2,385
  • Total Deaths – 249
  • Total Tests Carried out – 46,803

The 276 new cases were reported from 15 states- Lagos (161), Rivers (36), Edo (27), Kaduna (19), Nasarawa (10), Oyo (6), Kano (4), Delta (3), Ebonyi (3), Gombe (2), Ogun (1), Ondo (1), Borno (1), Abia (1), Bauchi (1).

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The latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 3756, followed by Kano (923), Abuja at 519, Katsina (335), Borno (256), Oyo (250), Jigawa and Ogun (241), Bauchi (233), Edo (218), Kaduna (208),  Rivers (157), Gombe (150), Sokoto (116), Plateau (95).

Kwara State has recorded 79 cases, Zamfara (76), Nasarawa (56), Delta (49), Yobe (47), Osun (44), Ebonyi (36), Imo (33), Kebbi (32), Niger (28), Adamawa (27), Akwa Ibom and Ondo (24), Ekiti (20), Taraba and Enugu (18), Bayelsa (12), Anambra (10), Abia (8), while Benue state has recorded 5 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, 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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DateConfirmed caseNew casesTotal deathsNew deathsTotal recoveryActive casesCritical cases
May 26, 2020834427624916238557107
May 25, 202080682292337231155247
May 24, 202078393132265226353607
May 23, 202075262652210217451317
May 22, 2020726124522110200750337
May 21, 2020701633921111190748987
May 20, 202066772842008184046377
May 19, 202064012261921173444757
May 18, 202061752161919164443407
May 17, 202059593881826159441837
May 16, 202056211761765147239737
May 15, 202054452881713132039544
May 14, 202051621931683118038154
May 13, 202049711841646107037374
May 12, 20204787146158695936704
May 11, 202046412421521090235894
May 10, 202043992481421777834794
May 9, 202041512391271174532784
May 8, 202039123861181067931154
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