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:
- October 20, 2020BREAKING: Inspector-General Of Police Deploys Anti-riot Officers Nationwide To Dislodge Protesters
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate nationwide deployment of anti-riot policemen. Adamu also ordered massive de …
- October 20, 2020#EndSARS: Nigerian Senate Asks President Buhari To Immediately Address Citizens
The Nigerian Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address citizens over the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country. The resolution followed a motion sponsored by Biodun Olujimi …
- October 20, 2020BREAKING: Delta Airlines Cancels Two More Flights Over #EndSARS Protests In Nigeria
Delta Airlines has cancelled two more flights earlier scheduled to come in and go out of Nigeria as a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country. The airline cancelled Flight 248 from Atla …
- October 20, 2020Thugs Burn Police Station In Oyo State
Suspected thugs on Tuesday burnt the Ojoo Police Station in Oyo State. Many vehicles inside the station were also set ablaze. SaharaReporters gathered that trouble started after the police opened fire …
- October 20, 2020BREAKING: Police Ban Protests In Lagos
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu. The Lagos State Police Command has banned protests in the state. Muyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson for command, made the announcement in a statement on Tues …
- October 20, 2020BREAKING: Delta Airlines Flight Bound For Lagos Returns To New York Over #EndSARS Protest
A Delta Airlines Flight DL 54 from Atlanta, United States, heading to Lagos has been forced to return to America following the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. The aircraft first terminated its j …
- October 20, 2020DSS In Jos Invites Prophet Isa El-Buba Over Peaceful #EndSARS Prayer Walk
Prophet Isa El-Buba The Department of State Services has invited Prophet Isa El-Buba, a popular Jos, Plateau State-based cleric, for questioning after he participated in a peaceful prayer walk in the …
- October 20, 2020BREAKING: Akeredolu Orders Closure Of All Schools In Ondo Over Protest
Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu The Ondo State Government has ordered the closure of all schools in the state following the tension generated by the ongoing #EndSARS protest. The directive was gi …
- October 20, 2020EFCC Witness Reveals How Omokore Bought Vehicles For Senator Bassey Albert After Receiving N3bn Contracts
Senator Bassey Albert A prosecution witness, Kakwagh Ngunan, has disclosed to court how Olajide Omokore, a contractor, bought vehicles for Senator Bassey Albert after receiving N3bn contracts when he …
- October 20, 2020BREAKING: Nigerian Government Meets Diplomatic Corps Over #EndSARS Protest
The Nigerian Government will on Tuesday meet with the diplomatic corps in the country over the ongoing protests against police brutality. “I am directed to invite all directorate level officers to a b …