COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria

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COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria
States & Territory by confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria
Confirmed cases
Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths in Nigeria
Confirmed deaths
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationNigeria
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China[1]
Index caseLagos
Arrival date27 February 2020
(3 months and 1 week ago)
Confirmed cases11,166[2]
Active cases7,518[2]
Recovered3,339[2]
Deaths
315[2]
Government website
covid19.ncdc.gov.ng

The COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first confirmed case in Nigeria was announced on 27 February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested positive for the virus, caused by SARS-CoV-2.[3][4] On 9 March 2020, a second case of the virus was reported in Ewekoro, Ogun State, a Nigerian citizen who had contact with the Italian citizen.[5]

Background[edit]

On 28 January, the Federal government of Nigeria assured citizens of the country of its readiness to strengthen surveillance at five international airports in the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The government announced the airports as Enugu, Lagos, Rivers, Kano and the FCT.[6] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control also announced same day that they had already set up coronavirus group and was ready to activate its incident system if any case emerged in Nigeria.[7]

On 31 January, following the developments of COVID-19 pandemic in mainland China and other countries worldwide, the federal government of Nigeria set up a Coronavirus Preparedness Group to mitigate the impact of the virus if it eventually spreads to the country.[8][9] On the same day, the World Health Organization listed Nigeria among other 13 African countries identified as high-risk for the spread of the virus.[10]

On 26 February, a Chinese citizen presented himself to the Lagos State government on suspicion of being infected with coronavirus. He was admitted at Reddington Hospital and was released the following day after testing negative.[11]

Timeline[edit]

COVID-19 cases in The Greater Lagos Metropolitan Area excluding areas falling within Ogun state territory, 7 May
COVID-19 cases in Nigeria  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases

Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr Apr May May Last 15 days Last 15 days

Date
# of cases
deaths
2020-02-27
1(+1) (n.a.)
1(=)
2020-03-09
2(+1) (+100%)
2(=)
2020-03-13
1 (=)
1(=)
2020-03-17
2(+1) (+100%)
2020-03-18
7(+5) (+250%)
2020-03-19
11(+4) (+57.1%)
2020-03-20
12(+1) (+9.1%)
2020-03-21
22(+10) (+83.3%)
2020-03-22
30(+8) (+36.4%)
2020-03-23
36(+6) (+20%)
2020-03-24
44(+8) (+22.2%)
2020-03-25
51(+7) (+15.9%)
2020-03-26
65(+14) (+27.5%)
2020-03-27
81(+16) (+24.6%)
2020-03-28
97(+16) (+19.8%)
2020-03-29
111(+14) (+14.4%)
2020-03-30
131(+20) (+18%)
2020-03-31
151(+20) (+15.3%)
2020-04-01
174(+23) (+15.2%)
2020-04-02
184(+10) (+5.7%)
2020-04-03
209(+25) (+13.6%)
2020-04-04
214(+5) (+2.4%)
2020-04-05
232(+18) (+8.4%)
2020-04-06
238(+6) (+2.6%)
2020-04-07
254(+16) (+6.7%)
2020-04-08
274(+20) (+7.9%)
2020-04-09
288(+14) (+5.1%)
2020-04-10
305(+17) (+6%)
2020-04-11
318(+13) (+4.3%)
2020-04-12
323(+5) (+1.6%)
2020-04-13
343(+20) (+6.2%)
2020-04-14
373(+30) (+8.8%)
2020-04-15
407(+34) (+9.1%)
2020-04-16
442(+35) (+8.6%)
2020-04-17
493(+51) (+11.5%)
2020-04-18
541(+48) (+9.7%)
2020-04-19
627(+86) (+15.9%)
2020-04-20
665(+38) (+6.1%)
2020-04-21
782(+117) (+17.6%)
2020-04-22
873(+91) (+11.6%)
2020-04-23
981(+108) (+12.4%)
2020-04-24
1095(+114) (+11.6%)
2020-04-25
1182(+87) (+8.0%)
2020-04-26
1273(+91) (+7.7%)
2020-04-27
1337(+64) (+5.0%)
2020-04-28
1532(+195) (+14.6%)
2020-04-29
1728(+196) (+12.8%)
2020-04-30
1932(+204) (+11.8%)
2020-05-01
2170(+238) (+12.3%)
2020-05-02
2388(+220) (+10.1%)
2020-05-03
2558(+170) (+7.1%)
2020-05-04
2802(+245) (+9.6%)
2020-05-05
2950(+148) (+5.3%)
2020-05-06
3145(+195) (+6.6%)
2020-05-07
3526(+381) (+12.1%)
2020-05-08
3912(+386) (+10.9%)
2020-05-09
4151(+239) (+6.1%)
2020-05-10
4399(+248) (+6.0%)
2020-05-11
4641(+242) (+5.5%)
2020-05-12
4787(+146) (+3.1%)
2020-05-13
4971(+184) (+3.8%)
2020-05-14
5162(+193) (+3.9%)
2020-05-15
5445(+288) (+5.6%)
2020-05-16
5621(+176) (+3.2%)
2020-05-17
5959(+338) (+6.0%)
2020-05-18
6175(+216) (+3.6%)
2020-05-19
6401(+226) (+3.7%)
2020-05-20
6677(+284) (+4.4%)
2020-05-21
7016(+339) (+5.1%)
2020-05-22
7261(+245) (+3.5%)
2020-05-23
7526(+265) (+3.6%)
2020-05-24
7839(+313) (+4.2%)
2020-05-25
8086(+229) (+2.9%)
2020-05-26
8344(+249) (+3.1%)
2020-05-27
8733(+389) (+4.7%)
2020-05-28
8915(+182) (+2.1%)
2020-05-29
9302(+387) (+4.3%)
2020-05-30
9855(+553) (+5.9%)
2020-05-31
10162(+307) (+3.1%)
2020-06-01
10578(+416) (+4.1%)
2020-06-02
10819(+241) (+2.3%)
Sources: various news sources and state health department websites. See Timeline Table and Timeline narrative for sources.

February[edit]

On 27 February, Nigeria confirmed its first case in Lagos State, an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria had returned on 25 February from Milan, Italy through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, fell ill on 26 February and was transferred to Lagos State biosecurity facilities for isolation and testing.[12][13]

March[edit]

On 9 March, the second case was confirmed, a Nigerian citizen in Ewekoro, Ogun State who had contact with the Italian citizen.[14][15][16]

On 13 March, Nigeria confirmed that the second case no longer had the virus in his system and thus tested negative.[17]

On 17 March, Nigeria confirmed the third case in Lagos State, A 30-year-old Nigerian female citizen that returned on 13 March from the United Kingdom.[18]

On 18 March, there were five new cases of the virus: four of the new cases were discovered in Lagos State, while one was discovered in Ekiti State.[19]

On 19 March, there were four new cases of the virus in Lagos State.[20][21] Nigerian government also announced that the Italian citizen who brought coronavirus to Nigeria has tested negative and was discharged the following day.[22][23]

On 21 March, there were ten new cases: seven in Lagos State, three in the FCT.[24]

On 22 March, there were eight new cases: six in Lagos State, one in Oyo State, and one in the FCT.[25][26][27]

On 23 March, there were ten new cases: six in Lagos State, three in the FCT and one in Edo State.[28] They also confirmed their first death, a 67-year-old Suleiman Achimugu, an engineer and former managing director of Pipelines and products Marketing Company, who returned from United Kingdom with underlying health conditions.[29][30]

On 24 March, there were four new cases: one in Lagos State, one in Ogun State, one in Bauchi State, and one in the FCT.[31]

On 25 March, there were seven new cases: three in Lagos State, one in Osun State, one in Rivers State, and two in the FCT.[32]

On 26 March, there were fourteen new cases: twelve in Lagos State, one in Bauchi State and one in the FCT.[33] Nigeria announced that they were tracing 4,370 suspected cases of the virus.[34]

On 27 March, there were sixteen new cases: eight in Lagos State, three in the FCT, two in Enugu State, two in Oyo State, and one in Edo State.[35][36] On the same day, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that the local governments with the highest number of cases are Eti-Osa and Ikeja.[37]

On 28 March, there were sixteen new cases: seven in Lagos State, four in Oyo State, two in the FCT, one in Osun State, one in Kaduna State, and one in Benue State.[38][39]

On 29 March, there were fourteen new cases: nine in Lagos State, and five in the FCT.[40]

On 30 March, there were twenty new cases: thirteen in Lagos State, four in the FCT, two in Kaduna State and one in Oyo State.[41] Five persons were discharged with one death.[42][43] The suspected cases that Nigeria were tracing, rose to 6,000.[44]

April[edit]

On 1 April, Nigeria confirmed thirty five new cases: nine in Osun State, nine in Lagos State, seven in the FCT, five in Akwa Ibom State, two in Edo State, one in Ekiti State, one in Kaduna State, and one in Bauchi State.[45][46]

On 2 April, there were ten new cases: seven in Lagos State, and three in the FCT.[47] They also announced that eleven persons have been discharged.[48]

On 3 April, there were twenty five new cases: eleven in Lagos State, six in Osun State, three in the FCT, three in Edo State, one in Ondo State, and one in Oyo State.[49] They also announced that five persons have been discharged with two deaths.[50] Nigeria announced that they have identified about 6,700 contacts and followed up on about 71 percent, testing about 4,000 people and possessing a total of eight testing labs.[51]

On 4 April, there were five new cases: three in Bauchi State, and two in the FCT.[52]

On 5 April, there were eighteen new cases: eleven in Lagos State, four in the FCT, two in Edo State, and one in Kaduna State.[53][54]

Nigeria COVID-19 daily case profile

On 6 April, there were six new cases: two in Kwara State, two in Edo State, one in Rivers State, and one in the FCT.[55]

On 7 April, there were sixteen new cases: ten in Lagos State, two in the FCT, two in Oyo State, one in Delta State, and one in Katsina State.[56]

On 8 April, there were twenty two new cases: fifteen in Lagos State, four in the FCT, two in Bauchi State, and one in Edo State.[57]

On 9 April, there were fourteen new cases: thirteen in Lagos State, and one in Delta State.[58]

On 10 April, there were seventeen new cases: eight in Lagos State, three in Katsina State, two in the FCT, one in Niger State, one in Kaduna State, one in Ondo State, and one in Anambra State.[59] Nigeria announced that they have identified about 8,932 people of interest and monitoring 220.[60]

On 11 April, there were thirteen new cases: eleven in Lagos State, one in Delta State, and one in Kano State.[61]

On 12 April, there were five new cases: two in Lagos State, two in Kwara State, and one in Katsina State.[62]

On 13 April, there were twenty new cases: thirteen in Lagos State, two in Edo State, two in Kano State, two in Ogun State, and one in Ondo State.[63] Nigeria announced that they have increased testing by 50%, to the current capacity of 1,500 tests per day, testing about 6,000 people and possessing a total of eleven testing labs.[64]

On 14 April, there were thirty new cases: twenty five in Lagos State, two in the FCT, one in Kano State, one in Akwa Ibom State, and one in Edo State.[65][66] Lagos State government announced that their officials visited 118,000 households in two days, identifying 119 persons with the symptoms of the virus in the state.[67]

On 15 April, there were thirty four new cases: eighteen in Lagos State, twelve in Kano State, two in Katsina State, one in Delta State, and one in Niger State.[68] Nigeria announced that they upgraded to the capacity of testing 3,000 persons per day.[69]

On 16 April, there were thirty five new cases: nineteen in Lagos State, nine in the FCT, five in Kano State, and two in Oyo State.[70]

On 17 April, there were fifty one new cases: thirty two in Lagos State, six in Kano State, five in Kwara State, two in the FCT, two in Oyo State, two in Katsina State, one in Ogun State, and one in Ekiti State.[71]

On 18 April, there were forty eight new cases: twenty three in Lagos State, twelve in the FCT, ten in Kano State, two in Ogun State, and one in Oyo State.[72][73]

On 19 April, there were eighty six new cases: seventy in Lagos State, seven in the FCT, three in Katsina State, three in Akwa Ibom, one in Jigawa State, one in Bauchi State, and one in Borno State.[74]

On 20 April, there were thirty eight new cases: twenty three in Kano State, five in Gombe State, three in Kaduna State, two in Borno State, two in Abia State, one in the FCT, one in Sokoto State, and one in Ekiti State.[75]

On 21 April, there were one hundred and seventeen new cases: fifty nine in Lagos State, twenty nine in the FCT, fourteen in Kano State, six in Borno State, four in Katsina State, three in Ogun State, one in Rivers State, and one in Bauchi State.[76]

On 22 April, there were ninety one new cases: seventy four in Lagos State, five in Katsina State, four in Ogun State, two in Delta State, two in Edo State, one in Kwara State, one in Oyo State, one in the FCT, and one in Adamawa State.[77]

On 23 April, there were one hundred and eight new cases: seventy eight in Lagos State, fourteen in the FCT, five in Ogun State, four in Gombe State, three in Borno State, two in Akwa Ibom State, one in Kwara State, and one in Plateau State.[78]

On 24 April, there were one hundred and fourteen new cases: eighty in Lagos State, twenty one in Gombe State, five in the FCT, two in Zamfara State, two in Edo State, one in Ogun State, one in Oyo State, one in Kaduna State, and one in Sokoto State.[79]

On 25 April, there were eighty seven new cases: thirty three in Lagos State, eighteen in Borno State, twelve in Osun State, nine in Katsina State, four in Kano State, four in Ekiti State, three in Edo State, three in Bauchi State, and one in Imo State.[80]

On 26 April, there were ninety one new cases: forty three in Lagos State, eight in Sokoto State, six in Taraba State, five in Kaduna State, five in Gombe State, three in Ondo State, three in the FCT, three in Edo State, three in Oyo State, three in Rivers State, three in Bauchi State, two in Osun State, one in Akwa Ibom, one in Bayelsa State, one in Ebonyi State, and one in Kebbi State.[81]

On 27 April, there were sixty four new cases: thirty four in Lagos State, fifteen in the FCT, eleven in Borno State, two in Taraba State, and two in Gombe State.[82]

On 28 April, there were one hundred and ninety five new cases: eighty in Lagos State, thirty eight in Kano State, fifteen in Ogun State, fifteen in Bauchi State, eleven in Borno State, ten in Gombe State, nine in Sokoto State, five in Edo State, five in Jigawa State, two in Zamfara State, one in Rivers State, one in Enugu State, one in Delta State, one in the FCT, and in Nasarawa State.[83]

On 29 April, there were one hundred and ninety six new cases: eighty seven in Lagos State, twenty four in Kano State, eighteen in Gombe State, seventeen in Kaduna State, sixteen in the FCT, ten in Katsina State, eight in Sokoto State, seven in Edo State, six in Borno State, one in Yobe State, one in Ebonyi State, and one in Adamawa State.[84]

On 30 April, there were two hundred and four new cases: eighty in Kano State, forty five in Lagos State, twelve in Gombe State, nine in Bauchi State, nine in Sokoto State, seven in Borno State, seven in Edo State, six in Rivers State, six in Ogun State, four in the FCT, four in Akwa Ibom State, four in Bayelsa State, three in Kaduna State, two in Oyo State, two in Delta State, two in Nasarawa State, one in Ondo State, and one in Kebbi State.[85]

May[edit]

On 1 May, there were two hundred and thirty eight new cases: ninety two in Kano State, thirty six in the FCT, thirty in Lagos State, sixteen in Gombe State, ten in Bauchi State, eight in Delta State, six in Oyo State, five in Zamfara State, five in Sokoto State, four in Ondo State, four in Nasarawa State, three in Kwara State, three in Edo State, three in Ekiti State, three in Borno State, three in Yobe State, two in Adamawa State, one in Niger State, one in Imo State, one in Ebonyi State, one in Rivers State, and one in Enugu State.[86]

On 2 May, there were two hundred and twenty new cases: Sixty five in Lagos State, fifty two in the FCT, thirty one in Kaduna State, thirteen in Sokoto State, ten in Kebbi State, nine in Yobe State, six in Borno State, five in Edo State, five in Bauchi State, four in Gombe State, four in Enugu State, four in Oyo State, three in Zamfara State, two in Nasarawa State, two in Osun State, two in Ebonyi State, two in Kwara State, two in Kano State, and two in Plateau State.[87]

On 3 May, there were one hundred and seventy new cases: Thirty nine in Lagos State, twenty nine in Kano State, twenty four in Ogun State, eighteen in Bauchi State, fifteen in Kaduna State, twelve in the FCT, twelve in Sokoto State, eight in Katsina State, seven in Borno State, three in Nasarawa State, two in Adamawa State, and one in Oyo State.[88]

On 4 May, there were two hundred and forty five new cases: Seventy six in Lagos State, thirty seven in Katsina State, thirty two in Jigawa State, twenty three in Kano State, nineteen in the FCT, eighteen in Borno State, ten in Edo State, nine in Bauchi State, six in Adamawa State, five in Oyo State, five in Ogun State, one in Ekiti State, one in Osun State, one in Benue State, one in Niger State, and one in Zamfara State.[89]

On 5 May, there were one hundred and forty eight new cases: Forty three in Lagos State, thirty two in Kano State, fourteen in Zamfara State, ten in the FCT, nine in Katsina State, seven in Taraba State, six in Borno State, six in Ogun State, five in Oyo State, three in Edo State, three in Kaduna State, three in Bauchi State, two in Adamawa State, two in Gombe State, one in Plateau State, one in Sokoto State, and one in Kebbi State.[90]

On 6 May, there were one hundred and ninety five new cases: Eighty two in Lagos State, thirty in Kano State, nineteen in Zamfara State, eighteen in Sokoto State, ten in Borno State, nine in the FCT, eight in Oyo State, five in Kebbi State, five in Gombe State, four in Ogun State, three in Katsina State, one in Kaduna State, and one in Adamawa State.[91]

On 7 May, there were three hundred and eighty one new cases: One hundred and eighty three in Lagos State, fifty five in Kano State, forty four in Jigawa State, nineteen in Zamfara State, nineteen in Bauchi State, eleven in Katsina State, nine in Borno State, eight in Kwara State, seven in Kaduna State, six in Gombe State, five in Ogun State, four in Sokoto State, three in Oyo State, three in Rivers State, two in Niger State, one in Akwa Ibom State, one in Enugu State, and one in Plateau State.[92]

On 8 May, there were three hundred and eighty six new cases: One hundred and seventy six in Lagos State, sixty five in Kano State, thirty one in Katsina State, twenty in the FCT, seventeen in Borno State, fifteen in Bauchi State, fourteen in Nasarawa State, thirteen in Ogun State, ten in Plateau State, four in Oyo State, four in Sokoto State, four in Rivers State, three in Kaduna State, two in Edo State, two in Ebonyi State, two in Ondo State, one in Enugu State, one in Imo State, one in Gombe State, and one in Osun State.[93]

On 9 May, there were two hundred and thirty nine new cases: Ninety seven in Lagos State, forty four in Bauchi State, twenty nine in Kano State, nineteen in Katsina State, seventeen in Borno State, seven in the FCT, six in Kwara State, five in Oyo State, three in Kaduna State, three in Sokoto State, two in Adamawa State, two in Kebbi State, two in Plateau State, two in Ogun State, and one in Ekiti State.[94]

On 10 May, there were two hundred and forty eight new cases: Eighty one in Lagos State, thirty five in Jigawa State, twenty six in Borno State, twenty six in Kano State, twenty in Bauchi State, thirteen in the FCT, twelve in Edo State, ten in Sokoto State, seven in Zamfara State, four in Kwara State, four in Kebbi State, two in Gombe State, two in Taraba State, two in Ogun State, two in Ekiti State, one in Osun State, and one in Bayelsa State.[95]

On 11 May, there were two hundred and forty two new cases: Eighty eight in Lagos State, sixty four in Kano State, forty nine in Katsina State, thirteen in Kaduna State, nine in Ogun State, six in Gombe State, four in Adamawa State, three in the FCT, one in Ondo State, one in Oyo State, one in Rivers State, one in Zamfara State, one in Borno State, and one in Bauchi State.[96]

On 12 May, there were one hundred and forty six new cases: Fifty seven in Lagos State, twenty seven in Kano State, ten in Kwara State, nine in Edo State, eight in Bauchi State, seven in Yobe State, four in Kebbi State, four in Oyo State, three in Katsina State, three in Niger State, two in Plateau State, two in Borno State, two in Benue State, two in Sokoto State, one in Gombe State, one in Enugu State, one in Ebonyi State, one in Ogun State, one in the FCT, and one in Rivers State.[97]

On 13 May, there were one hundred and eighty four new cases: Fifty one in Lagos State, twenty three in Jigawa State, sixteen in Bauchi State, sixteen in Katsina State, fourteen in Kano State, ten in the FCT, ten in Rivers State, nine in Kwara State, five in Delta State, five in Kaduna State, four in Sokoto State, four in Oyo State, three in Kebbi State, three in Nasarawa State, three in Osun State, two in Ondo State, one in Ebonyi State, one in Edo State, one in Enugu State, one in Anambra State, one in Plateau State, and one in Niger State.[98]

On 14 May, there were one hundred and ninety three new cases: Fifty eight in Lagos State, forty six in Kano State, thirty five in Jigawa State, twelve in Yobe State, nine in the FCT, seven in Ogun State, five in Plateau State, five in Gombe State, four in Imo State, three in Edo State, three in Kwara State, three in Borno State, one in Bauchi State, one in Nasarawa State, and one in Ondo State.[99]

On 15 May, there were two hundred and eighty eight new cases: One hundred and seventy nine in Lagos State, twenty in Kaduna State, fifteen in Katsina State, fifteen in Jigawa State, thirteen in Borno State, eleven in Ogun State, eight in Kano State, seven in the FCT, four in Niger State, four in Ekiti State, three in Oyo State, three in Delta State, three in Bauchi State, two in Kwara State, and one in Edo State.[100]

On 16 May, there were one hundred and seventy six new cases: Ninety five in Lagos State, thirty one in Oyo State, eleven in the FCT, eight in Niger State, eight in Borno State, six in Jigawa State, four in Kaduna State, three in Anambra State, two in Edo State, two in Rivers State, two in Nasarawa State, two in Bauchi State, one in Benue State, and one in Zamfara State.[101]

On 17 May, there were three hundred and thirty eight new cases: One hundred and seventy seven in Lagos State, sixty four in Kano State, twenty one in the FCT, sixteen in Rivers State, fourteen in Plateau State, eleven in Oyo State, nine in Katsina State, four in Jigawa State, four in Kaduna State, three in Abia State, three in Bauchi State, three in Borno State, two in Gombe State, two in Akwa Ibom State, two in Delta State, one in Ondo State, one in Kebbi State, and one in Sokoto State.[102]

On 18 May, there were two hundred and sixteen new cases: Seventy four in Lagos State, thirty three in Katsina State, nineteen in Oyo State, seventeen in Kano State, thirteen in Edo State, ten in Zamfara State, eight in Ogun State, eight in Borno State, eight in Gombe State, seven in Bauchi State, seven in Kwara State, four in the FCT, three in Kaduna State, three in Enugu State, and two in Rivers State.[103]

On 19 May, there were two hundred and twenty six new cases: One hundred and thirty one in Lagos State, twenty five in Ogun State, fifteen in Plateau State, eleven in Edo State, seven in Kaduna State, six in Oyo State, five in the FCT, five in Adamawa State, four in Jigawa State, four in Ebonyi State, four in Borno State, three in Nasarawa State, two in Bauchi State, two in Gombe State, one in Enugu State, and one in Bayelsa State.[104]

On 20 May, there were two hundred and eighty four new cases: One hundred and ninety nine in Lagos State, twenty six in Rivers State, nineteen in Oyo State, eight in the FCT, eight in Borno State, seven in Plateau State, six in Jigawa State, five in Kano State, two in Abia State, one in Ekiti State, one in Delta State, one in Kwara State, and one in Taraba State.[105]

On 21 May, there were three hundred and thirty nine new cases: One hundred and thirty nine in Lagos State, twenty eight in Kano State, twenty eight in Oyo State, twenty five in Edo State, twenty two in Katsina State, eighteen in Kaduna State, fourteen in Jigawa State, thirteen in Yobe State, thirteen in Plateau State, eleven in the FCT, eight in Gombe State, five in Ogun State, four in Bauchi State, four in Nasarawa State, three in Delta State, two in Ondo State, one in Rivers State, and one in Adamawa State.[106]

On 22 May, there were two hundred and forty five new cases: One hundred and thirty one in Lagos State, sixteen in Jigawa State, thirteen in Ogun State, twelve in Borno State, nine in Kaduna State, nine in Oyo State, nine in Rivers State, nine in Ebonyi State, eight in Kano State, seven in Kwara State, five in Katsina State, three in Akwa Ibom State, three in Sokoto State, two in Bauchi State, two in Yobe State, one in Anambra State, one in Gombe State, one in Niger State, one in Ondo State, one in Plateau, one in the FCT, and one in Bayelsa State.[107]

On 23 May, there were two hundred and sixty five new cases: One hundred and thirty three in Lagos State, thirty four in Oyo State, twenty eight in Edo State, twenty three in Ogun State, twenty two in the FCT, six in Plateau State, five in Kaduna State, three in Borno State, three in Niger State, two in Kwara State, two in Bauchi State, two in Anambra State, and two in Enugu State.[108]

On 24 May, there were three hundred and thirteen new cases: One hundred and forty eight in Lagos State, thirty six in the FCT, twenty seven in Rivers State, nineteen in Edo State, thirteen in Kano State, twelve in Ogun State, eleven in Ebonyi State, eight in Nasarawa State, eight in Delta State, seven in Oyo State, six in Plateau State, five in Kaduna State, four in Kwara State, three in Akwa Ibom State, three in Bayelsa State, two in Niger State, and one in Anambra State.[109]

On 25 May, there were two hundred and twenty nine new cases: Ninety in Lagos State, twenty seven in Katsina State, twenty six in Imo State, twenty three in Kano State, fourteen in the FCT, twelve in Plateau State, nine in Ogun State, seven in Delta State, five in Borno State, five in Rivers State, four in Oyo State, three in Gombe State, two in Osun State, one in Anambra State, and one in Bayelsa State.[110]

On 26 May, there were two hundred and seventy six new cases: One hundred and sixty one in Lagos State, thirty six in Rivers State, twenty seven in Edo State, nineteen in Kaduna State, ten in Nasarawa State, six in Oyo State, four in Kano State, three in Delta State, three in Ebonyi State, two in Gombe State, one in Ogun State, one in Ondo State, one in Borno State, one in Abia State, and one in Bauchi State.[111]

On 27 May, there were three hundred and eighty nine new cases: Two hundred and fifty six in Lagos State, twenty three in Katsina State, twenty two in Edo State, fourteen in Rivers State, thirteen in Kano State, eleven in Adamawa State, eleven in Akwa Ibom State, seven in Kaduna State, six in Kwara State, six in Nasarawa State, two in Gombe State, two in Plateau State, two in Abia State, two in Delta State, two in Benue State, two in Niger State, two in Kogi State, two in Oyo State, one in Imo State, one in Borno State, one in Ogun State, and one in Anambra State.[112]

On 28 May, there were one hundred and eighty two new cases: One hundred and eleven in Lagos State, sixteen in the FCT, ten in Akwa Ibom State, eight in Oyo State, six in Kaduna State, six in Delta State, five in Rivers State, four in Ebonyi State, four in Ogun State, three in Kano State, two in Plateau State, two in Gombe State, two in Kwara State, one in Bauchi State, and one in Borno State.[113]

On 29 May, there were three hundred and eighty seven new cases: Two hundred and fifty four in Lagos State, twenty nine in the FCT, twenty four in Jigawa State, twenty two in Edo State, fifteen in Oyo State, fourteen in Rivers State, eleven in Kaduna State, six in Borno State, three in Kano State, two in Plateau State, two in Yobe State, two in Gombe State, two in Bauchi State, and one in Ondo State.[114]

On 30 May, there were five hundred and fifty three new cases: Three hundred and seventy eight in Lagos State, fifty two in the FCT, twenty three in Delta State, twenty two in Edo State, fourteen in Rivers State, thrirteen in Ogun State, twelve in Kaduna State, nine in Kano State, seven in Borno State, six in Katsina State, five in Jigawa State, five in Oyo State, three in Yobe State, three in Plateau State, and one in Osun State.[115]

On 31 May, there were three hundred and seven new cases: One hundred and eighty eight in Lagos State, forty four in the FCT, nineteen in Ogun State, fourteen in Kaduna State, twelve in Oyo State, nine in Bayelsa State, five in Gombe State, three in Kano State, three in Delta State, two in Imo State, two in Rivers State, two in Niger State, two in Bauchi State, one in Plateau State, and one in Kwara State.[116]

June[edit]

On 1 June, there were four hundred and sixteen new cases: One hundred and ninety two in Lagos State, forty one in Edo State, thirty three in Rivers State, thirty in Kaduna State, twenty three in Kwara State, eighteen in Nasarawa State, seventeen in Borno State, fourteen in the FCT, ten in Oyo State, seven in Katsina State, five in Abia State, five in Delta State, four in Adamawa State, four in Kano State, three in Imo State, three in Ondo State, two in Benue State, two in Bauchi State, two in Ogun State, and one in Niger State.[117]

Statistics[edit]

By states[edit]

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria by state ()[118]

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Lagos 5,277 4,352 858 67
Kano 970 639 286 45
FCT 687 465 202 20
Katsina 371 253 99 19
Edo 336 245 77 14
Oyo 317 212 98 7
Kaduna 297 114 175 8
Borno 296 95 175 26
Ogun 280 111 160 9
Jigawa 274 131 138 5
Rivers 248 159 73 16
Bauchi 241 11 222 8
Gombe 164 36 122 6
Sokoto 116 5 97 14
Kwara 111 73 37 1
Plateau 108 37 69 2
Delta 98 67 23 8
Nasarawa 80 58 19 3
Zamfara 76 71 5
Yobe 52 21 24 7
Osun 46 7 35 4
Akwa Ibom 45 29 14 2
Adamawa 42 11 27 4
Ebonyi 40 32 8
Imo 39 25 14
Kebbi 33 29 4
Niger 33 23 9 1
Ondo 28 3 21 4
Bayelsa 21 11 8 2
Ekiti 20 2 16 2
Taraba 18 8 1
Enugu 18 6 12
Abia 15 8 7
Anambra 11 7 3 1
Benue 9 8 1
Kogi 2 2
Total 10,819 7,266 3,239 314
Note: Data as of 2020/06/03 00:00 WAT

Reactions[edit]

March[edit]

Early March, the minister of health in Nigeria, Osagie Ehanire, announced that 60 persons who had contact with the index Italian patient were under isolation, 40 persons in Ogun State and 20 in Lagos State.[119]

On 1 March, four Chinese citizens were quarantined in Plateau State, they all tested negative the following day.[120][121]

On 3 March, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed that two foreign Nationals from an unnamed Asian country has tested negative to the virus.[122]

On 6 March, the Anambra State government announced that five Chinese citizens tested negative for the virus.[123] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported that a total of 219 primary and secondary contacts of the index case had been identified and were being actively monitored.[124]

On 9 March, the President Muhammadu Buhari established a Presidential Task Force for the control of the virus in the country.[125][126]

On 10 March, Turkish Airlines cancelled all their flights to Nigeria due to the virus outbreak.[127]

On 15 March, a woman in Enugu State displayed the symptoms of coronavirus, she tested negative the following day.[128]

On 17 March, Nigeria postponed the 20th national sports festival that was supposed to hold in Benin City, Edo State from 22 March to 1 April.[129]

On 18 March, the management of the National Youth Service Corps suspended the 2020 Batch A stream one 21 days orientation exercise indefinitely. The orientation exercise commenced on 10 March and was expected to end on 30 March, before it was suspended after just 8 days.[130] Later the same day, Nigeria placed a travel ban on 13 countries with high cases of the virus, the countries are; United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, China, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Japan and Iran.[131] In Katsina State, a Nigerian citizen that returned from Malaysia displayed the symptoms of the virus, he tested negative the following day.[132][133] Kano State government confirmed that three persons tested negative for the virus in the state.[134] Lagos State government banned religious gatherings of over 50 worshippers for 30 days, Ogun State also banned any gathering of more than 50 people for 30 days.[135][136] The New Afrika Shrine suspended all their programmes indefinitely.[137] Kwara State and Lagos State announced the indefinite closure of their public and private schools, while Zamfara State, Sokoto State, Katsina State, Niger State, Kano State, Jigawa State, Kebbi State and Kaduna State also closed down their schools for 30 days from 23 March.[138][139][140] The Nigeria Football Federation suspended all football activities for four weeks.[141]

On 19 March, Anambra State government announced the closure of their schools and suspension of public gatherings indefinitely, tertiary institutions to close from 20 March, while primary and secondary schools to close from 27 March.[142] Ogun State government extended an earlier ban to schools and religious centres in the state indefinitely.[143] Federal government announced the closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools.[144] Enugu State government also ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools in the state from 27 March.[145]

On 20 March, Nigeria extended their travel ban to two more countries, Sweden and Austria.[146] Ekiti State government banned social, political, religious and family gatherings of more than 20 persons. The state also ordered the closure of all their schools from 23 March.[147] Nigeria announced the closure of their international airports, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Kano airports from 21 March.[148] Rivers State government also announced the closure of all their schools and directed the restriction of all religious activities.[149] Osun State government banned any public gatherings of more than 50 persons in the state with immediate effect, including schools, churches and mosques.[150] Delta State government announced the closure of all their schools from 26 March.[151]

On 21 March, Nasarawa State government confirmed that five persons tested negative for the virus in the state.[152] Kebbi State government announced the indefinite closure of all their primary and secondary schools.[153] The Nigerian Railway Corporation also announced the suspension of all passenger services from 23 March.[154] Lagos State government reduced the number of people allowed in any religious or social gathering from 50 to 20.[155] Nigeria announced the closure of the remaining two international airports, Abuja and Lagos, from 23 March.[156] Osun State reviewed their previous ban on public gatherings of more than 50 persons and changed it to a complete ban, enforcing it on all public gatherings in the state under any banner or organisation.[157] Oyo State government ordered the closure of schools in the state.[158] Bayelsa State government also ordered the closure of all schools in the state from 26 March and restriction of all public gatherings above 50 persons.[159] Imo State government also announced the indefinite closure of all schools in their state with immediate effect.[160]

On 22 March, Edo State government announced the closure of all their schools from 23 March.[161]

On 23 March, Ebonyi State government banned all public gatherings in the state, including weddings, seminars, conferences, burials and any other large gatherings.[162] Niger State government announced a shut down in the state, restricting movement from 8am to 8pm everyday, from 25 March.[163] Kano State government suspended all gatherings in the state indefinitely.[164] Rivers State government announced a partial lockdown in their state, closing cinemas, nights clubs, public parks, weddings, burials and religious worship centres from 24 March.[165] Edo State announced an indefinite ban of any gathering of more than 50 people.[166] The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad ordered all courts in Nigeria to shut down from 24 March.[167] Nigeria ordered the closure of all land borders for four weeks and the suspension of Federal Executive Council, (FEC) meetings indefinitely.[168] Anambra State government banned all public gatherings in the state with more than 30 persons, including weddings, festivals, funerals and clubs.[169] The Independent National Electoral Commission announced suspension of all their activities for fourteen days.[170] Ondo State government banned all political, religious and social gatherings in the state for fourteen days.[171] Oyo State government also banned all social gatherings in the state with more than 30 persons, including religious services, parties, burials and weddings.[172]

On 24 March, Yobe State government announced the closure of all their schools from 26 March.[173] Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board suspended all their activities for two weeks.[174] The Nigerian Senate adjourned plenary to 7 April, while the Nigerian House of Representatives adjourned indefinitely.[175][176] Edo State government reduced the number of people allowed in any public gathering from 50 to 20, closing markets in the state and allowing only sellers of food items, medicines and other vital commodities to operate.[177] Kaduna State government confirmed that three suspected persons tested negative for the virus in the state.[178] Nasarawa State government ordered the indefinite closure of all their schools with immediate effect.[179] Osun state government banned weekly markets indefinitely in the state.[180] Lagos State government ordered the closure of stores and markets in the state from 26 March, allowing only sellers of food items, medicines, water and other essential commodities to operate.[181] The National Examination Council announced an indefinite postponement of the 2020 common entrance examination into 104 Unity schools in Nigeria, which was supposed to hold on 28 March.[182] Enugu State government banned all social and political gatherings in the state.[183] Actors Guild of Nigeria banned movie sets across Nigeria.[184] Delta State government banned all social gatherings of up to 20 persons, including burials, crusades and ordered the closure of clubs and cinemas with immediate effect.[185] Ondo State government ordered the immediate closure of all markets, shops and malls in the state for seven days. The government also banned clubs, beer parlours and joints, except places where food, water and medicals are sold.[186] Federal Capital Territory Administration ordered the immediate closure of shops in the markets and neighbourhood centres, except those selling food items, medicines and other essential commodities in the FCT. They also ordered the immediate closure of churches and mosques.[187]

On 25 March, Rivers State government announced an indefinite closure of their sea, air and land borders into and out of the state with effect from 26 March.[188] Kogi State government also announced an indefinite closure of their sea and land borders, suspending the activities of commercial motorcycle in the state with effect from 26 March. They also reduced the number of persons in any public gathering to 5.[189] Ekiti State government banned the operations of markets in the state with the exception of those selling essential commodities like food items, water, medicine and medical equipments.[190] Kwara State government ordered the ban of commercial transportation, closure of all mosques and churches and markets with exception of markets selling drugs, food items and other essential commodities.[191] Kano State also announced an indefinite closure of their air and land borders into and out of the state with effect from 27 March.[192] Bauchi State government also announced the closure of markets in the state from 26 March with the exception of those selling essential commodities like food items and medicine.[193] Abia State government banned burial and wedding ceremonies of more than 30 guests. The state also banned religious activities of more than 50 persons for 30 days.[194] Imo State government ordered the indefinite closure of major markets in the state with effect from 28 March. The government also closed its land borders, allowing entry upon screening.[195] Delta State government announced the closure of their borders into and out of their state for two weeks in the first instance. The government announced the closure of Asaba airport with effect from 27 March; land borders with effect from 29 March; malls, supermarkets, markets and shops with effect from 1 April, ordering food sellers to conduct their businesses within the precinct of their homes. The government also directed all residents to stay at home with effect from 1 April. The government announced that the restrictions doesn't apply to providers of essential services like; security healthcare, directing pharmacies to remain open, water services, fire services, power services, essential departments of media houses and telecommunications companies.[196]

On 26 March, Ebonyi State government announced the closure of their state borders from 28 March, allowing only vehicles carrying food items, construction materials, medical supplies and patients going for treatment.[197] Federal government ordered the immediate closure of international airports and land borders in the country for a period of four weeks.[198] Rivers State government announced an indefinite closure of all markets in the state from 28 March.[199] Jigawa State government ordered the indefinite closure of their state borders from 27 March.[200] Akwa Ibom State government ordered the closure of their state borders, except for the transportation of food items. The state government also directed their workers to stay at home for a week starting from 30 March. The government also announced that their state-owned airline, Ibom Air, would suspend all its flight operations from 29 March.[201] Kaduna State government placed a dusk to dawn curfew on the state, ordering residents to stay in their homes with immediate effect, except workers in essential services like; health workers, the fire service and security personnel. The government also ordered the closure of all businesses, offices and places of worship, banning wedding events and all social gatherings.[202] Sokoto State government announced the closure of their state borders for two weeks from 27 March, with the exception of vehicles transporting food and essential medical commodities.[203] Federal Capital Territory Administration restricted business and commercial activities in the territory to 15 hours daily, starting from 9pm and ending 6am.[204]

On 27 March, Oyo State government placed a dusk to dawn curfew on the state, banning inter-state travel from and into the state, except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum products from 29 March, while also reducing the number of people allowed in a social gathering from 30 to 10. The state also announced that all markets will be closed except those selling perishable food items from 29 March.[205] Osun State government announced the closure of their state borders from 28 March. The state government all announced the closure of their major markets as well as shopping malls, with the exception of pharmaceutical, foods and medical needs outlets.[206] Katsina State government announced the closure of their state borders from 28 March, allowing only fuel takers and vehicles conveying food items and other essential commodities, but with subject to screening and testing at the point of entry.[207] Enugu State government announced an indefinite closure of their state borders and inter-state transportation in the state from 31 March, allowing only those on medical emergency services.[208] Nasarawa State government banned all social and religious gatherings of more than 50 persons, including weddings, churches services and mosque prayers with immediate effect.[209] The state government also announced the restriction of all movement into the state.[210] Niger State government banned the intra and inter-state movement of people and vehicles, exempting only vehicles carrying food items, fuel, medical supplies and other essential services.[211] Zamfara State government announced the closure of their state borders with effect from 28 March.[212] Bayelsa State government announced an immediate closure of their sea and land borders into and out of the state.[213]

On 28 March, Anambra State government announced the closure of their 63 major markets from 31 March, for a period of two weeks, allowing only food items and medicine markets.[214] Abia State government announced a four weeks closure of their state borders and markets from 1 April, directing residents to stay at home and allowing only food sellers to operate.[215] Imo State government announced an indefinite ban on all weddings, burial ceremonies and religious activities with immediate effect. The state government also directed all civil and public servants to stop work immediately, except those on approved essential services.[216] Ogun State government announced the closure of their state borders for two weeks in the first instance from 29 March, allowing only vehicles conveying personnel involved in essential services such as security agencies, health workers, food, medical items and petroleum products.[217] Cross River State government banned all religious gatherings of more than five persons in the state.[218] Kebbi State government announced the restriction of all entries into and out of the state with immediate effect.[219] Taraba State government announced the closure of their state borders with effect from 29 March, restricting movement in and out of their state.[220]

On 29 March, Ekiti State government placed a dusk to dawn curfew on the state, closing the state borders and banning inter-state travel from and into the state for fourteen days, except vehicles carrying food items, medical, petroleum products and other essential goods from 30 March, while also ordering residents to stay at home, except those on essential services. The government also ordered the closure of all businesses, offices and places of worship.[221] Anambra State government announced the closure of River Niger Bridge with immediate effect, allowing only vehicles transporting food items and medicines.[222] Federal government announced the locking down of Lagos State, Ogun State and the FCT, for a period of two weeks from 11pm on 30 March, ordering the citizens of the affected areas to stay in their homes, banning travel to or from other states and announcing the shutdown of businesses and offices, exempting hospitals, food processing, petroleum distribution, banks, power generation and private security companies. The government also exempted workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who couldn't work from home.[223][224] The federal government also suspended the movements of all passenger aircraft all over the country, including commercial and private jets.[225] Osun State government announced the total lockdown of their state from 31 March, banning movement of individuals and inter-state movements, allowing only those on essential duties to operate, such as health personnel, fire service, security personnel, environmental officials, power and water supply agencies, media and telecommunication officers. The state also permitted pharmaceutical and medical outfits to open.[226]

On 30 March, Adamawa State government announced the closure of their state borders for fourteen days with effect from 31 March, ordering a total lockdown in the state. The state government also announced that the ban affects tricycle, taxis and bus operators throughout the state. The state government also banned social activities and ordered the closure of all markets, except food markets, medicine markets and filling stations, directing banks to provided skeletal services.[227] The lockdown of Ogun State that was supposed to start from 30 March, was shifted to commence from 3 April, after the state government made a request to the federal government to allow them provide food for their residents.[228]

On 31 March, Bauchi State government announced the closure of their state borders for fourteen days with effect from 2 April, ordering a total lockdown in the state and exempting essential services.[229] Kwara State government announced an indefinite closure of their state borders with immediate effect, exempting only vehicles carrying agricultural produce, medical equipments, and officials on essential duties.[230] Delta State government reviewed the earlier closure of their state borders and restriction of movement for their residents and announced the exemption of those involved in the transportation of essential supplies such as; food, water, petroleum products, pharmaceutical products and other essential services, noting that banks were to remain open only for skeletal services.[231] Bayelsa State government also reviewed the earlier closure of their state borders with the exemption of vehicles transporting food, drugs and the vehicles conveying personnel on essential duty.[232] There is concern that with closure of public places in Lagos, many persons might have much difficulty making a living and providing food for themselves and children. There is also concern that if persons return to family farms in the countryside they may unknowingly transmit coronavirus to older relatives.[233]

April[edit]

On 1 April, Taraba State government announced the banning of all public gatherings of more than 20 persons in the state. The state government also ordered the closure of all markets with immediate effect, except those providing essential services such as; pharmacies, food stores and petrol service stations.[234] Ondo State government announced the closure of their state borders with effect from 2 April, prohibiting inter-state travels into the state.[235]

On 2 April, Bauchi State government reversed the total lockdown in the state.[236] Akwa Ibom State government announced an indefinite lockdown of their state, directing residents to stay at home, closing all business premises, markets, shops, motor parks and offices, allowing only grocery shops, pharmacies and those on essential services to operate.[237]

On 5 April, Niger State government relaxed their restriction order with immediate effect, restricting movement from 2 pm to 10pm and allowing movement from 8am to 2pm every day.[238]

On 9 April, Kwara State government announced the total lockdown of their state for 14 days from 10 April, exempting vehicles carrying goods and services. The state government allowed markets selling foods and medications to open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between 10am and 2pm.[239]

On 11 April, Anambra State government announced an immediate lockdown of their state for 14 days, directing residents to stay at home and allowing only those on essential services to move around.[240] Niger State government announced the lockdown of their state from 13 April, exempting those on essential services.[241]

On 13 April, federal government extended the lockdown of Lagos State, Ogun State and the FCT, for another two weeks from 11pm on 13 April.[242] Ekiti State extended their state lockdown for another fourteen days.[243]

On 14 April, Delta and Osun States extended their state lockdown for another fourteen days.[244][245] Kano State announced the total lockdown of their state for seven days from 16 April, ordering residents to stay at home, closing all markets, places of worship and public gatherings in state.[246]

On 17 April, at least 18 people in Nigeria have been killed by security forces during the enforcement of measures to curb the spread of the virus.[247][248]

On 20 April, Nigeria extended the closure of airports to another 2 weeks.[249] Borno State government announced a fourteen days lockdown of their state from 22 April, restricting movement of individuals, banning public gatherings, and allowing providers of essential services.[250][251]

On 21 April, Taraba State government announced a total lockdown of their state from 22 April, restricting movement of individuals and vehicles and allowing workers on essential duties, such as health workers, pharmaceutical shops, fuel stations and media houses.[252]

On 23 April, Kwara State government extended their lockdown for another two weeks.[253]

On 25 April, Anambra State government lifted their lockdown.[254]

On 26 April, Kaduna State government extended their state lockdown for 30 days.[255]

On 27 April, federal government announced the locking down of Kano State, for a period of two weeks with immediate effect.[256] The government also extended the locking down of Lagos State, Ogun State and the FCT, for a period of one week, announcing an indefinite nationwide curfew from 8pm to 6am starting on 4 May, while also placing an indefinite ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travel, allowing partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services, announcing the mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public places, and extending the ban on social and religious gatherings.[257][258] Anambra State government announced the reopening of the their 63 major markets from 4 May.[259]

On 28 April, Delta State government announced the relaxing of their lockdown from 30 April.[260]

May[edit]

On 8 May, Abia State government announced the relaxing of their lockdown from 11 May.[261]

On 18 May, the federal government extended the locking down of Kano State for another two weeks, while also extending the nationwide curfew for another two weeks.[262]

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