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Nigeria hub: over 15,500 virus cases in June, eased lockdown etc.

Nigeria hub: over 15,500 virus cases in June, eased lockdown etc.


Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, became the third African country to record over 10,000 cases of COVID-19. The milestone was reached on May 31 when 307 new cases took its tally to 10,162. As Africa’s biggest economy, the federal government has continued to enforce regulations across the board even though most state governments have moved to relax restrictions. Lagos being the economic nerve center is rolling out a progressive reopening of the economy. It is the most impacted state with over 5,000 cases as of May 31. Only Cross River State had yet to record a case. The national response is led by the Presidential Task Force, PTF, led by SGF Boss Mustapha along with a national coordinator and relevant ministers – chief among them, Health, Foreign Affairs and Education ministries. At the heart of the response is the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC. This article is dedicated to covering events from the country throughout the month of June. Our May 2020 daily updates page also gives you a rundown of major activities. June 2020: Nigeria grows cases by over 15,000 In the month of June alone, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases grew by over 15,500 cases. The country also introduced an eased lockdown which entered phase II as of today, July 1. Nigeria as of today is Africa’s third most impacted behind only South Africa and Egypt. The federal and state governments are working to increase testing as authorities stress that cases definitely far exceed the current tally of 25,694. Figures as of June 30 vs. June 1 = difference Confirmed case: 25,694 – 10,162 = 15,532 Active cases: 15,358 – 6,868 = 8,490 Recoveries: 9,746 – 3,007 = 6,739 Number of deaths: 590 – 287 = 303

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