Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to lockdown the country in order to battle the spread of Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus, some states Nigerians are to avoid, and those involved staying at home for the period of the directive with the government.
So far, thirteen states and Abuja, the country capital have been confirmed in Nigeria since the first case of Coronavirus disease was reported in Nigeria with at least one case.
Nigeria recorded its first case of Covid-19 after an Italian national tested positive to the virus on February 27.
As of Saturday morning, Nigeria has recorded 210 cases, including four deaths.
The disease has caused the death of over 100,000 people globally.
States with confirmed cases.
Following the confirmation of 20 new cases on Friday and 2 new deaths, thirteen states and Abuja in Nigeria now have at least one case.
The states are:
Lagos 102 cases;
Akwa Ibom- 5;
Ogun – 4;
Edo – 7;
Kaduna – 4;
Bauchi – 3;
Enugu – 2;
Ekiti – 2;
Rivers – 1;
Benue – 1;
Ondo – 1.
Lagos State, which has the highest number of confirmed cases in the country, has directed that all markets selling non-essential products or life-saving items should close.
The president gave the directive as part of new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.
So far, most of the infected people are those who have recently returned to the country from high-risk countries.
More cases of COVID-19 are still expected to be reported in the country.
The government has intensified contact tracing to track those who might have been in contact with the infected people, some of whom have already found and tested positive to the virus.
Four government officials have so far tested positive for the virus.
Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, was the first to test positive.
The governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, is the second senior government official to test positive for the virus.
The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, is the third senior government official to test positive for the virus.
The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is the fourth senior government official to test positive for the virus
Many other top officials have also commenced self-isolation.