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The spread of the novel Corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to grow as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Center for Sisease Control reveal that Nigeria now has 56,604 confirmed cases.

On September 16, 2020, 126 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria after conducting a total daily trial of 37,725 samples across the country.

So far, 56,604 cases have been confirmed, 47,872 cases have been dismissed and 1,091 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 479,712 tests have been performed since September 16, 2020 compared to 443,987 tests the day before.

COVID Cases Updates-19-16September2020

  • Total number of cases – 56,604
  • Total Number Downloaded – 47,872
  • Total deaths – 1,091
  • Total tests performed – 479,712

According to NCDC, 126 new cases were reported from 17 countries – FCT (37), Lagos (27), Plateau (16), Kaduna (9), Abia (7), Gombe (6), Ondo (6), Imo (5), Delta (2), Ekiti (2), Kwara (2), Oyo (2), Bauchi (1), Kano (1), Katsina (1), Ogun (1), Yobe (1).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring the total confirmed cases of Lagos state to 18,723, followed by Abuja (5,488), Oyo (3,223), Plateau (3,158), Edo (2,610), Kaduna (2,305), Rivers (2,208), Delta ( 1,793), Ogun (1,755), Kano (1,733), Ondo (1,590), Enugu (1,232), Ebonyi (1,034), Kwara (1,004), Katsina (844), Abia (835), Osun (805), Gombe ( 779), Borno (741) and Bauchi (681).

Imo State has registered 551 cases, Benue (467), Nasarawa (447), Bayelsa (393), Jigawa (322), Ekiti (305), Akwa Ibom (286), Niger (244), Anambra (232), Adamawa ( 230), Sokoto (159), Taraba (95), Kebbi (93), Cross River (83), Zamfara (78), Yobe (73), while the state Kogi has registered only 5 cases.

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Locked and Around the State

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

The movement restriction, which was extended for another two-week period, has been partially set in anticipation with some businesses starting operations from May 4th. On April 27, 2020, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared a daytime curfew from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. across the country as part of new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. This comes along with the phased and gradual easing of blocking measures in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States, which went into effect on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 9 p.m.

On Monday, June 29, 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of the eased blockade by 4 weeks and approved the interstate movement outside the day-stopping hours effective July 1, 2020. Also, on Monday, July 27, 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of blockage relieved by an extra week.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020 the federal government through the Secretary of the Federal Government (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) at COVID-19 announced the extension of the second phase of the blockade eased by another four (4) weeks.


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