On Saturday evening, April 18, the Nigerian Government confirmed new cases of the coronavirus disease. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has declared forty-nine (49) new coronavirus disease cases. There has been an official count of 542 confirmed cases, 166 discharged cases and 19 reported dead. The valuable information on the corona disease cases was reported by NCDC official Twitter account at approximately 10:40 PM.
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The new coronavirus cases were reported across 6 states – twenty-three (23) tested positive in Lagos, twelve (12) in FTC Abuja, ten (10) in Kano, two (2) in Ogun, one (1) in Oyo and one (1) in Ekiti State.
Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;
23 in Lagos
12 in FCT
10 in Kano
2 in Ogun
1 in Oyo
1 in Ekiti
As at 10:40 pm 18th April there are 542 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 18, 2020
CORONAVIRUS CASE SUMMARY IN NIGERIA AS AT APRIL 18TH 2020
Global Coronavirus Report as at 23:59 GMT 18 April 2020
As part of a significant measure of battling fiercely the spread of deadly coronavirus infection by the Nigerian government, the presidential task force put in place by President Muhammadu Buhari to wrestle the pandemic has requested that tailors all over Nigeria to begin to produce locally made face masks like Ankara and other local materials. Boss Mustapha, the elected chairman of the task force and secretory to the democratic federation appealed during an official daily meeting in Abuja on Thursday, 16. Mustapha noted that this would inspire people to begin to wear face masks in public. The Nigerian government is, however, obtaining much-needed support from the United Nations and other international bodies like the European Union.
As part of the required help, on April 16, the Nigerian government acknowledge the successful delivery of essential health supplies to support the fight against the COVID-19 in Nigeria from the United Nations. The health materials consist of 10,000 test kits, 15 oxygen concentrators and numerous type of personal protective equipment (PPE), IEHK/PEP tools, vaccines and other health materials. These health materials are expected to support the Nigerian government in battling COVID-19.