Coronavirus: total Nigeria cases and deaths, real-time map
Updates on the total number of registered Covid-19 cases, deaths and discharged patients, both in Nigeria and across the world.
Confirmed Nigeria coronavirus cases
As of 01:30 WAT on Wednesday 8 April (02:30 CEST), there had been 254 confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths in Nigeria, while 44 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.
Nigeria plans to create $1.39 billion coronavirus fund
Nigeria plans to create a 500 billion naira ($1.39 billion)coronavirus fund to strengthen its healthcare infrastructure to tackle the virus, the government said on Saturday.
Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed, House of Representatives speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Senate President Ahmad Lawan agreed in a meeting that the crisis intervention fund would pull in cash as loans from various special government accounts and get the rest from grants and loans from unilateral institutions, a statement said.
Worldwide real-time coronavirus map
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Worldwide coronavirus cases
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,426,096. In total, 81,865 people have died from Covid-19, while 300,054 have recovered from the disease.
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