Coronavirus: total Nigeria cases and deaths, real-time map, 9 April

Coronavirus live: latest Covid-19 updates - Thursday 9 April

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (23:00 WAT/00:00 CEST)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 276 confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths in Nigeria, while 44 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,582,904. In total, 94,807 people have died from Covid-19, while 351,201 have recovered from the disease.

Nigeria announced 13 new cases of coronavirus. They now have 288 confirmed cases in the country with seven deaths.

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (23:00 WAT/00:00 CEST)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 276 confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths in Nigeria, while 44 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,582,904. In total, 94,807 people have died from Covid-19, while 351,201 have recovered from the disease.

Africa: Five ICU beds per million inhabitants

The total number of intensive-care unit beds across 43 of Africa's 54 countries is lower than 5,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said today. This translates to around five ICU beds per million in these nations, the body explained, compared to 4,000 per million in Europe.

What’s more, the WHO said that 41 African countries have reported having fewer than 2,000 functional ventilators available to their public health services.

Since 14 February, when the first coronavirus case was confirmed in the continent - in Egypt - 52 countries in Africa have registered 11,703 cases of infection and 609 deaths, according to figures compiled by the agency EFE correct at 17:30 CEST.

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (21:00 WAT/22:00 CEST)
 

Nigeria currently have 276 cases as they try to desperately keep the virus at bay. They have granted amnesty to nearly 2,600 prisoners in an effort to decongest jails and avoid clusters of the virus spreading. Nigeria’s interior minister Rauf Aregbesola announced the news on Thursday.

“In a symbolic gesture of the amnesty given to the 2,600 inmates across Nigeria, 41 Federal inmates and 29 FCT inmates making a total of 70 inmates who met the above criteria will be released today from the Kuje Custodial Center in Abuja,” Aregbesola said.

Patients discharged in Lagos

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tweeted out some good news, with the recovery of seven patients who have been discharged from the Mainland Hospital. "This brings to 39 the number of discharged patients in Lagos. The patients include one female and six males; three of the discharged male patients are foreign nationals; two Ukrainians and one Italian" he continued. The governor also implored everyone to support the offensive against Covid-19 by following directives and taking responsibility.

WHO Africa joint briefing

The World Health Organisation have published this video announcement.

Leaders rally around Tedros

African leaders including the presidents of South Africa, Nigeria and Rwanda have rallied around Tedros, a former foreign minister of Ethiopia, after U.S. President Donald Trump criticised the United Nations agency and threatened to withhold his country's contribution to its budget.

Although Africa accounts for a fraction of global cases of the disease, its countries are feeling the economic impact. In a report published on Thursday, the World Bank said the outbreak is expected to push sub-Saharan Africa into recession in 2020 for the first time in 25 years.

NCDC remain cautious

A look at how Nigeria is handling the current crisis.

US citizens returned home

In a statement on Thursday, the mission said this evacuation was to help the Americans reunite with their families and loved ones in the United States.

IMF considering Nigeria funds request

The International Monetary Fund confirmed that they were still considering Nigeria's request for $3.4 billion in emergency financing to combat the impact of the new coronavirus pandemic on Africa's biggest economy.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Nigeria’s economy was threatened by the twin shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and a sharp fall in international oil prices, and the country had asked for funding to help protect the most vulnerable people and companies.

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Coronavirus cases in DR Congo continue upward trend

New coronavirus cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo breached the 200-mark on Thursday, while the number of deaths in the country has also risen slightly, taking the total to 20. In total, 207 positive cases of infection have been confirmed by the health authorities.

A state of emergency was declared in the country on 24 March with lockdown restrictions enforced on 26 March. DR Congo has the highest death toll out of all of the sub-Saharan countries with 20 confirmed fatalities - two more than South Africa.

Nigeria

Nigerians have reservations about arrival of Chinese doctors 

A team of 15 Chinese doctors arrived at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja yesterday to help fight Nigeria's growing coronavirus crisis. The Chinese medical expedition has been brought in on a month-long trip to lend their knowledge and experience of fighting the spread of Covid-19. A cargo of several tons of medical supplies and protective equipment also arrived in Nigeria from China. But not everyone is happy about the visit - the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) criticised the invitation as “ill-timed" and "inappropriate" while health workers are worried that they could be inadvertently importing the virus from a country that is still not out of the woods.

Joggers arrested for breaching lockdown restrictions

Parts of Nigeria, including the capital Lagos have been under lockdown since 31 March but it seems not everyone is getting used to the idea of social distancing. On Wednesday, 34 people were handed community service sentences after being found guilty of breaching lockdown restrictions. The group had been caught by police jogging on one the city's main motorways. All non-essential travel has been temporarily banned in Lagos - and the government has prohibited people gathering in groups of 20 or more. 

On Monday, Nigerian actress Funke Akindele was hit with a 260 euro fine for holding a party at her mansion in Lagos, while lockdown was in full effect. She explained that everyone attending the party was already living there, although there were reports to the contrary. 

 

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (09:00 WAT/10:00 CEST)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 276 confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths in Nigeria, while 44 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,485,981. In total, 88,538 people have died from Covid-19, while 330,782 have recovered from the disease.

Today's Business Day front page focusing on huge amounts paid by the government subsidising fuel - money that could have been spent on education or health.

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Worldwide Covid-19 cases

The coronavirus pandemic has now caused 1,485,981 cases, with 88,538 deaths. The good news is that 330,782 people have recovered from the disease.

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (08:00 WAT/09:00 CEST)


According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 276 confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths in Nigeria, while 44 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,484,811. In total, 88,538 people have died from Covid-19, while 329,876 have recovered from the disease.
 

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