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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 39,539 with 591 new infections



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Nigeria recorded 591 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing total confirmed cases to 39,539, TopNaija reports.


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via Twitter noting that 16,559 patients have been discharged upon treatment and recovery from 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It also stated that 845 associated deaths have been reported so far. The NCDC gave the state-by-state distribution of cases confirmed on Friday as, “Oyo – 191, Lagos – 168, FCT – 61, Ondo – 29, Osun – 26, Ebonyi – 24, Edo – 23, Ogun – 14, Rivers – 13, Akwa Ibom – 12, Kaduna – 10, Katsina – 6, Borno – 4, Ekiti – 3, Delta – 3, Imo – 3, and Niger – 1.”

In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.

The movement restriction, which was extended by another two-weeks period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4. On April 27th, 2020, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari declared an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19. This comes along with the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos, and Ogun States, which took effect from Saturday, 2nd May 2020, at 9 am.

On Monday, 29th June 2020 the federal government extended the second phase of the eased lockdown by 4 weeks and approved interstate movement outside curfew hours with effect from July 1, 2020.


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