Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Nigeria
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day
This is a good indicator of how the situation is evolving — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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What is COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are zoonotic viruses, meaning they are normally transmitted between animals and people. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that has not been previously identified in humans. It was first reported to WHO on the 31st of December, 2019 in Wuhan, China.
What is the source of COVID-19?
Scientists and public health officials are working hard to identify the source of the SARS-CoV-2 which is the virus that causes COVID-19. The initial transmission appeared to be from an animal source, but there has been person-to-person transmission in countries.
Is COVID-19 airborne?
When a person with coronavirus coughs or exhales, droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch the virus by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
People can also catch coronavirus if they breathe in these droplets. This is why it is important to stay at least 2 metres away from a person who is coughing or sneezing.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Breathing difficulties
Are countries with hot weather immune to COVID-19?
From the evidence so far, the virus causing COVID-19 can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather.
What does self-isolation mean?
Self-isolation is an important way of controlling the spread of COVID-19. It means that anyone who is returning to Nigeria must stay at home and in strict isolation from their families for 14 days. This is to limit contact with people, protect yourself and loved ones. The NCDC guidelines on this can be found HERE
What does social distancing mean?
This is an effective strategy to reduce physical interaction between people towards delaying and reducing the wide spread of COVID-19 in a community.
This measure involves strict adherence to;
- Non-contact greetings (avoiding shaking of hands and hugs)
- Maintaining at least 2 metres (5 feet) physical distance between yourself and individuals and;
- Closure of activities that will cause any form of gathering including schools, houses of worship, and social events.
Coronavirus in Nigeria News:
- April 10, 2021Imo Attacks: Why Gunmen Overpowered Police–Minister
Mohammad Dingyadi Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, has said gunmen overpowered the Imo State Police Command men on Monday because they “came with all the arsenals at their disposal” and …
- April 10, 2021OPC, IPOB Are Just Like Boko Haram, Dambazau Says
Lt.-Gen. Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd) The immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd), on Friday, said the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) and the proscribed Indigenous Peo …
- April 10, 2021Police Deployed To Guard Hausa Settlement In Imo
File photo used to illustrate story. Security operatives have been deployed in Ama Awusa, a settlement dominated by northerners in Owerri, Imo State capital. This is as a result of the widespread atta …
- April 9, 2021US Denies Offering New Type Of Work Visa To Nigerians
The US Mission in Nigeria has debunked claims that it is offering a new type of work visa to Nigerians. In a statement on Friday, the diplomatic embassy denied a press release purportedly from t …
- April 9, 2021How Fulani Men Recruited Me Into Kidnapping Gang In Ibadan — Suspect
A suspected kidnapper, Muhammed Hammed has said that he was recruited into a kidnapping gang at a beer parlour by some Fulani in Ibadan, Oyo State. He disclosed this while responding to questions from …
- April 9, 2021Prison Officials, Inmates Injured In Attempted Jailbreak In Bauchi
Two officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Bauchi State have sustained injuries, after a riot at the facility. Spokesman for the NCS in the state, Abubakar Adam, in an interview with …
- April 9, 2021Why WAEC Rescheduled May/June 2021 Exam To August
The West African Examinations Council, on Friday, confirmed that the May/June 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination will start from August 6th and end on September 30th. In a stateme …
- April 9, 2021Wike Bans Meeting Of Igbo Group In Rivers
Rivers Governor Wike Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has placed a ban on a planned meeting of some Igbo residents in the Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state over fears that such a meeting c …
- April 9, 2021 I Won’t Pay Ransom Even If My Son Is Kidnapped By Bandits – El-Rufai
Kaduna State Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai says he will never pay ransom to bandits even if they kidnap his son. The governor disclosed this in a radio chat on F …
- April 9, 2021Ezekwesili Knocks Omojuwa Over Embattled Alpha Reach, Demands Apology, Financial Documents
A former Minister of Education and co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls movement, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has slammed a social media contractor, Japheth Omojuwa, saying she was never a director of his comp …