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:
- May 31, 2020COVID-19: School Owners Reject Nigerian Government's Plan To Turn Hostels Into Isolation Centres
The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools has said it would not allow any of its facilities to be converted into isolation centres. President of the association, Yomi Otubela, t …
- May 31, 2020Bandits Kill Three Persons, Burn Houses, Animals In Fresh Attack On Katsina Village
File Photo Suspected bandits on Saturday evening killed no fewer than three persons in Matseri Village of Sheme Ward, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. SaharaReporters gathered that the …
- May 31, 2020The Last Of Tarkwa Bay
A moment of the protest on January 28th The demonstration march against the evictions Some moments of the evictions of the Tarkwa Bay community A moment of the meeting at the headquarters of the Justi …
- May 31, 2020Edo Group Of Professionals Condemns United States’ Call For Fresh Probe Of AfDB President, Adesina
The HeartBeat Professionals Association, a social-political group based in Edo State, has faulted calls by the United States Government for a fresh probe of the tenure of President of African Developm …
- May 31, 202021 COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Oyo
Twenty-one COVID-19 patients have been discharged from isolation centre in Oyo State. Governor Seyi Makinde announced this through his official Twitter handle on Saturday night. Makinde said the figur …
- May 31, 2020Nigeria’s Customs Service Boss, Hameed Ali, Marries New Wife
Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (retd), on Saturday married a new wife at a low-key ceremony in Kano State. This came nearly two years after Ali’s first wife, Ha …
- May 31, 2020Kidnapped Nasarawa Christian Association Chairman Freed
Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Nasarawa State, Bishop Joseph Masin, who was kidnapped on Friday, has been released. According to one of his sons, Pastor Sam Joseph, he was re …
- May 31, 2020Eleven Men Arrested In Jigawa For Allegedly Raping 12-year-old Girl
Police in Jigawa State have arrested 11 men for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.The incident was said to have occurred at Limawa quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of the state. Spokespe …
- May 31, 2020Striking Doctors In Ogun State Are Irresponsible, I Am Disappointed In Them —Governor Abiodun
Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has described striking doctors in the state as irresponsible for requesting for wage increase. Resident doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, …
- May 31, 2020Tinubu Isn’t My Man, Kaduna State Governor, El-Rufai, Says
Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has said that National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and a former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was not his man. El-Rufai made the remarks du …