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The spread of the novel Corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to see increases, with the latest statistics provided by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control revealing that Nigeria now has 60,834 confirmed cases.

October 14, 2020, 179 new confirmed cases have been recorded in Nigeria, after performing a daily test totaling 6,623 samples across the country.

To date, 60,834 cases have been confirmed, 52,143 cases have been released and 1,116 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 564,936 tests have been performed as of October 14, 2020 compared to 558,313 tests a day earlier.

COVID-19 Case Updates – 14 October 2020,

  • Total name of cas – 60 834
  • Total number unloaded – 52 143
  • Total number of deaths – 1 116
  • Total tests performed – 564 936

According to the NCDC, the 179 new cases were reported in 13 states – Lagos (116), Anambra (20), FCT (9), Oyo (9), Rivers (9), Delta (3), Nasarawa (3), Edo (2 ), Kaduna (2), Ogun (2), Plateau (2), Ekiti (1), Osun (1).

Meanwhile, the latest figures bring the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos State to 20,367, followed by Abuja (5,858), Plateau (3,547), Oyo (3,324), Rivers (2,683), Edo (2,639), Kaduna (2,522), Ogun (1,954). , Delta (1,810), Kano (1,740), Ondo (1,652), Enugu (1,309), Kwara (1,050), Ebonyi (1,044), Osun (907), Abia (898), Katsina (896 ), Gombe (883). Borno (745) and Bauchi (710).

Imo State recorded 585 cases, Benue (483), Nasarawa (475), Bayelsa (403), Jigawa and Ekiti (325), Akwa Ibom (295), Anambra (275), Niger (269), Adamawa (248), Sokoto (162), Taraba (108), Kebbi (93), Cross River (87), Zamfara and Yobe (79), while Kogi state only recorded 5 cases.

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Lockdown and curfew

In order to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered all movements in Lagos and the CTF to cease for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 p.m. on Monday, March 30. 2020.

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The restriction on movement, which was extended for another two weeks, was partially suspended, with some companies starting operations from May 4. On April 27, 2020, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, declared a nighttime curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is accompanied by the gradual and gradual easing of lockdown measures in CTF, Lagos and Ogun states, which went into effect on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 9 a.m.

On Monday, June 29, 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of the relaxed lockdown by 4 weeks and approved the interstate movement outside of curfew hours effective July 1, 2020. Additionally, on Monday, July 27, 2020 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of the facilitated lockdown for an additional week.

On Thursday August 6, 2020, the federal government, through the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the President of the Presidential Working Group (PTF) on COVID-19, announced the extension of the second phase of lockdown facilitated by a further four (4) weeks.

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