• Buhari approves another 4 weeks 

BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – For the third consecutive time, the Federal Government has extended its nationwide lockdown as Nigeria strengthens efforts at tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This latest move in the second phase of an eased lockdown will last for another four weeks in the fight to curb the virus spread nationwide.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha announced the decision at their briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

He said that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the extension in line with current and emerging scenarios in the fight against the deadly disease.

At present, Nigeria ranks among the worst hit countries by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, so far reporting over 45,000 confirmed cases and 930 deaths since the pandemic broke out.

Nigeria’s numbers are the third-highest on the continent, with only South Africa and Egypt recording higher figures currently.

COVID-19 NIGERIA

Samples Tested

306,894

Confirmed Cases

45,244

Active Cases

11,884

Discharged Cases

32,430

Death

930

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 15,627 2,316 13,119 192
FCT 4,241 2,965 1,231 45
Oyo 2,825 1,392 1,402 31
Edo 2,340 174 2,073 93
Rivers 1,911 267 1,591 53
Kano 1,608 264 1,291 53
Delta 1,557 110 1,404 43
Kaduna 1,530 183 1,335 12
Ogun 1,428 200 1,204 24
Plateau 1,294 676 598 20
Ondo 1,243 565 651 27
Enugu 880 377 485 18
Ebonyi 838 19 793 26
Kwara 815 452 342 21
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 634 30 569 35
Abia 625 103 517 5
Gombe 620 68 529 23
Osun 586 273 300 13
Bauchi 574 40 521 13
Imo 472 315 147 10
Nasarawa 360 129 223 8
Benue 356 285 64 7
Bayelsa 342 31 290 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 234 55 171 8
Niger 226 81 133 12
Adamawa 176 80 85 11
Ekiti 159 81 76 2
Sokoto 154 1 137 16
Anambra 142 41 83 18
Kebbi 90 0 82 8
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Taraba 72 13 55 4
Cross River 68 27 33 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2

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