Welcome to the coverage of the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) update for today Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, on Concise News.
Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria Rise To 174
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Wednesday night confirmed 23 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total to 174. Nine of the latest cases were recorded in Lagos state, seven in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, while five were confirmed in Akwa Ibom, with Kaduna and Bauchi recording one each.
Nigeria Reviews Lockdown
The Nigerian government has announced that all markets in Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun will be allowed to open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily. “For markets, only shops and stalls selling food and groceries shall be allowed to open to customers between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm,” National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, said on Wednesday as members of the team briefed the media.
Presidency Replies Soyinka For Attacking Buhari
Presidential media aide Garba Shehu has asked Nigerians to disregard Professor Wole Soyinka’s comments on the lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun because he is not a legal or medical expert. Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate, had condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja over the coronavirus outbreak.
Nigeria To Distribute 7,000 Metric Tonnes Of Grains
The Nigerian government has approved a total of 7,000 metric tonnes of grains for distribution to the poor and vulnerable during lockdown period in the country. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known Wednesday at a national briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. The SGF said the first tranche will go to Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun – where President Muhammadu Buhari locked down.
American Evacuated After Testing Positive In Nigeria
An American who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria has been evacuated to the United States, health commissioner in Lagos said on Wednesday. The commissioner, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who made this known in a tweet, said the last confirmed coronavirus case recorded in the state was on Tuesday.
Over 2,000 Persons Tested In Nigeria
Nigeria’s health minister, Dr Osagie Ohanire, Wednesday said more than 2,000 persons have been tested so far for the COVID-19 disease in the country. The minister made this known during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He said that the government was making efforts to further expand and improve the diagnostic capacity across the board.
Former Prime Minister Dies Of Coronavirus In UK
Former Somali Prime Minister Nur Hussein has died due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United Kingdom, about one week after being diagnosed with the virus. The family of Hussein, who held office between November 2007 and February 2009, confirmed his death at King’s College Hospital in London on Wednesday.
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