Coronavirus: Nigeria cases, deaths, real-time map, 13 April summary

Coronavirus: Nigeria cases, deaths, real-time map, 13 April

Coronavirus: Nigeria total cases, deaths and updates 13/04/2020

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (01:20 WAT/02:30 CEST)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 343 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in Nigeria, while 91 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 2,019,320, while 119,483 people have died from Covid-19 and 448,665 have recovered from the disease.

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Coronavirus cases reach 2m worlwide

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Two coronavirus cases confirmed in Kano...

Latest Nigeria coronavirus figures

The Nigerian government has released the latest Covid-19 figures from around the country. 

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown period by 14 days as cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the country. The lockdown period will now last until at least April 28. 

Coronavirus and Nigeria’s food systems

The Premium Times has reported on how the Nigerian food system is being impacted by the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Experts have said that it's clearly going to be a challenging period for the industry, but have suggested there as some stems of hope as well.

Read the full story here.

Coronavirus tests in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed the number of Coronavirus so far conducted across different states in the country.

This was made known in a tweet by the health agency, where it was stated that they’ve conducted 5000 tests out of which 323 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed. Full story

Police respond to disturbances in Lagos, Ogun

The Nigeria Police Force has deployed extra manpower to Lagos and Ogun following unrest in the two areas. 

Violent robbery amid Covid-19

The lockdown in NIgeria has seen some areas targeted by armed gangs...

'The drug everyone's buying'

An interesting interview here on a couple in their 60s deciding to medicate themselves in an attempt to avoid Covid-19.

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (13:30 WAT/14:30 CEST)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 323 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in Nigeria, while 85 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,860,011, while 114,983 people have died from Covid-19 and 440,699 have recovered from the disease.

China denies city discriminating against 'African brothers'

China dismissed on Monday allegations leveled by African and U.S. diplomats that foreigners of African appearance in the city of Guangzhou were being subjected to forceful testing for coronavirus, quarantine and ill treatment.

"We do not have discrimination in China against African brothers," Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily news briefing, accusing the United States of trying to exploit the issue to harm Beijing's relations with African nations.

A group of African ambassadors in Beijing had written to China's State Councilor Wang Yi drawing attention to the discrimination that Africans were encountering in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong province, after which the U.S. consulate in the city also issued an alert to citizens.

The coronavirus could expose Nigeria's government along with the state of transport and the ability to reach some of its more remote places. “More than ever before, various governments in Nigeria should invest more on rail transport, water transport and others. Our rail lines should be extended to all parts of the country, just as it is imperative to start in earnest policies re-fix our roads across the country," according to one of the country's governers.

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Nigeria sees drop in cases

Nigeria saw a drop in their total cases for the first time in a week yesterday.

African Union appoints ex-Credit Suisse boss as envoy for virus support

The African Union (AU) has appointed former Credit Suisse boss Tidjane Thiam and several other dignitaries as a special envoys to solicit international support to help the continent deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus.

The envoy team, which was named by the AU chairman, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, also includes former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, and Donald Kaberuka, former president and chairman of the African Development Bank.

Manuel is now chairman of insurer Old Mutual. Ivory Coast-born banker Thiam left Credit Suisse in February this year after a scandal over the surveillance of another executive.

The envoys will be tasked with "soliciting rapid and concrete support" pledged by the G20, the European Union and other financial institutions, the AU said in a statement.

Nigeria & global Covid-19 cases (07:30 WAT/08:30 CEST, Monday 13 April)

According to Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, there have been 323 confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in Nigeria, while 85 people in the country have recovered after contracting Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide at the above time stood at 1,853,609, while 114,270 people have died from Covid-19 and 427,806 have recovered from the disease.

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