Coronavirus: total Nigeria cases and deaths, real-time map, 10 April

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Nigeria coronavirus situation: Saturday 11 April

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Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (02:30 WAT/ 03:30 CEST 11 April)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 305 confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths in Nigeria, while 58 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,694,954, while 102,607 people have died from Covid-19 and 376,102 have recovered from the disease.

FT daily graphics summary

JB-M has published the updated figures with the US and UK continuing to take a focus. Check out the full thread if you want to delve deeper and understand the rationale behind the graphs.

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (23:30 WAT/00:30 CEST 11/4)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 288 confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths in Nigeria, while 51 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,684,833, while 102,136 people have died from Covid-19 and 375,499 have recovered from the disease.

BBC journalist, Nancy Kacungira, calls attention to the unfortuante situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has so far reported 60 coronavirus cases, with five deaths and five people recovered.

Africa worries

There is a lot of concern over how nations across the continent are going to be able to deal with a spread of Covid-19.

Lagos testing information

Here's a short video showing how the home to home test for Covid-19 will be undertaken.

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (20:00 WAT/21:00 CEST)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 288 confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths in Nigeria, while 51 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,673,423, while 101,526 people have died from Covid-19 and 371,637 have recovered from the disease.

Worldwide deaths surpass 100,000 mark

The number of coronavirus deaths worldwide has now surpassed 100,000. According to John Hopkins University's latest figures, 100,376 have now died from the disease, while in total there have been over 1,650,000 infections. Italy has reported the most deaths at 18,849, with the US close behind with 18,002.In Nigeria the death toll stands at 7. 

The Lagos State government is set to begin house-to-house checks, according to a report by Nigeria Newsdesk...

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has urged Nigerian citizens to obey the rules during the coronavirus crisis...

Lagos

Movement restriction leaving small businesses stranded

The effects of restriction measures to slow the spread of coronavirus are already being felt in Nigeria's largest city Lagos. Small businesses and market traders have been hardest hit. At a local market on the outskirts of the capital, stall holder Olatunji Okesanya explains the difficulties he has been having to keep his business running. "The restriction in movement has disrupted supply - the farmers are finding it difficult to get their produce to Lagos," he told AFP. "The few who are able to are having to bribe security agents and that is making prices rise." In theory, all transport involved in the supply and distribution of food should be exempt from transport restrictions but those measures are proving hard to enforce properly.

Officials insist that the measures are needed to contain a virus which, if it gets a foothold in the region, could overwhelm an already weak health system. But farmers, sellers, and consumers complain the fight against the virus has turned Nigeria into a patchwork of roadblocks and regulations that have ruptured business links.

Wale Oni, who owns a fish farm is just one of the many who has been affected. Travel restrictions have prevented him from feeding his stock properly and blocked customers from picking up their orders. "Profits are being wiped off and losses are piling up. Feed prices and transportation costs have gone up," he said.

Importers are also facing major hurdles that have seen the volume of goods coming into Lagos through its clogged port dwindle. "The banks are in fact closed and though theoretically it is possible to pay customs duties online, not all importers are able to do so," said one employee at a major importer. "As a result volume of deliveries of cargo are probably down 50%".

Analysts have warned there could still be much tougher times ahead as the lockdowns push up costs and upset supply chains. "As the pandemic looks set to be around for at least the next few months, we believe that consumers should prepare for even more price increases," said Nigeria's SBM Intelligence in a press note. "This development would have important implications for the health of the economy and largely determine whether the country's present anaemic growth track turns into a full downturn."

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (15:00 WAT/16:00 CEST)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 288 confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths in Nigeria, while 51 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,619,495, Johns Hopkins said, adding that a total, 97,200 people have died from Covid-19 and 356,142 have recovered from the disease.

According to the WHO, total Covid-19 cases in Africa are nearing the 12,000 point

Government quick to respond to "free electricity" rumours

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Power were quick off the mark to reply to claims that all citizens would have access to free electricity for the next two months, dismissing the claims as completely untrue. On Wednesday, it was reported that several electricity distribution companies had reached an agreement with the government " to mitigate the hardships that are currently being borne by our customers and other citizens all over the country". 

Those rumours surfaced after Ghana's government declared that electricity bills for low consumers would be waived while other customers would receive a 50% reduction to their electricity bill during the next three months.

 

Meanwhile, the same newspaper reports that Lagos is to start house to house testing for Covid-19. 

The front page of Business Day this morning, which notes rising food prices across the country during the lockdown. 

Here's the latest breakdown of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria, state by state. 

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (10:00 WAT/11:00 CEST)


According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 288 confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths in Nigeria, while 51 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,605,548. In total, 95,808 people have died from Covid-19, while 356,161 have recovered from the disease.

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