The spread of the new Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to increase as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control reveal that Nigeria now has 59,001 confirmed cases.
On 1 October 2020, 153 new confirmed cases were registered in Nigeria, after a total daily testing of 4,410 samples across the country.
To date, 59,001 cases have been confirmed, 50,452 cases have been discharged and 1,112 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and in the territory of the federal capital. As of October 1, 2020, a total of 519,140 tests were carried out compared to 514,730 tests the day before.
COVID-19 Case Updates- 1st October 2020,
- Total number of cases – 59.001
- Total number downloaded – 50,452
- Total deaths – 1.112
- Total tests carried out – 519.140
According to the NCDC, the 153 new cases are reported from 14 states: Lagos (81), Rivers (21), FCT (11), Ogun (8), Kaduna (7), Oyo (6), Akwa Ibom (5), Osun (3 ), Katsina (3), Edo (2), Ebonyi (2), Nasarawa (2), Plateau (1), Kano (1).
Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring the total of confirmed cases in Lagos state to 19,542, followed by Abuja (5,720), Plateau (3,451), Oyo (3,267), Edo (2,628), Rivers (2,453), Kaduna (2,426) , Ogun (1.858), Delta (1.802), Kano (1.738), Ondo (1.631), Enugu (1.289), Ebonyi (1.042), Kwara (1.036), Abia (895), Gombe (883). Katsina (864), Osun (842), Borno (745) and Bauchi (699).
Imo State recorded 572 cases, Benue (481), Nasarawa (452), Bayelsa (399), Jigawa (325), Ekiti (321), Akwa Ibom (293), Niger (259), Adamawa (248), Anambra ( 237), Sokoto (162), Taraba (102), Kebbi (93), Cross River (87), Zamfara (78), Yobe (76), while Kogi state recorded only 5 cases.
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Lock Down and curfew
In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11pm on Monday 30 March 2020.
The movement restriction, which has been extended for another two weeks, has been partially suspended with some activities starting operations on 4 May. On April 27, 2020, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, declared a night curfew from 8pm to 6am. across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This occurs with the gradual and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT States, Lagos and Ogun, which went into effect on Saturday 2 May 2020 at 9am.
On Monday, June 29, 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of the facilitated blockade by 4 weeks and approved interstate movement outside curfew hours with effect from July 1, 2020. In addition, on Monday, July 27, 2020, the federal government has extended the second phase of facilitated blocking by another week.
On Thursday 6 August 2020, the federal government, through the Secretary of the Federation Government (SGF) and the President of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, announced the extension of the second phase of facilitated blockade by four more (4) weeks.
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