Must Read: Coronavirus Safety Tips & Preventive Protocols.
Here is where to get the most recent coronavirus update and read how to follow safety tips to prevent further spread of the Covid-19. The Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease which causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
Coronavirus Latest Updates in Nigeria:
- On the 24th of May 2020, 313 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
Till date, 7839 cases have been confirmed, 2263 cases have been discharged and 226 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 313 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos (148), FCT (36), Rivers (27), Edo (19), Kano (13), Ogun (12), Ebonyi (11), Nasarawa (8), Delta (8), Oyo (7), Plateau (6), Kaduna (5), Kwara (4), Akwa Ibom (3), Bayelsa (3), Niger (2), Anambra (1).
- On the 21st of May 2020, 339 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
Till date, 7016 cases have been confirmed, 1907 cases have been discharged and 211 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 339 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos(139), Kano(28), Oyo(28), Edo(25), Katsina(22), Kaduna(18), Jigawa (14), Yobe(13), Plateau (13), FCT(11), Gombe(8), Ogun(5), Bauchi(4), Nasarawa(4), Delta(3), Ondo(2), Rivers(1), Adamawa(1).
- On the 17th of May 2020, 338 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
Till date, 5959 cases have been confirmed, 1594 cases have been discharged and 182 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 338 new cases are reported from 18 states- Lagos(177), Kano(64), FCT(21), Rivers(16), Plateau(14), Oyo(11), Katsina(9), Jigawa(4), Kaduna(4), Abia(3), Bauchi(3), Borno(3),Gombe(2), Akwa Ibom(2), Delta(2), Ondo(1), Kebbi(1), Sokoto(1)…
- To follow live updates, click here>> https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng
Coronavirus Safety Tips:
To reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, members of the public are advised to adhere to the following measures:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitiser if water is not available.
- Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness. Maintain at least 2 metres (5 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing repeatedly.
- Do not mingle with people or congregate if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough, sneezing or difficulty breathing.
- Cover your mouth and nose properly with a tissue paper when sneezing and/or coughing. Dispose of the tissue properly immediately after use. You may also cough into your elbow if a tissue is not available.
- Obey national and state directives requesting the cancellation and avoidance of large gatherings, including places of worship, social and sporting events.
- For individuals in non-healthcare who opt to wear masks, this must be done in addition to all protective measures listed above.
For State Emergency Contacts, Click on the relevant region for respective states here>> https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/statecontacts.php
Following the detection of first case of covid-19 in Nigeria, the National Universities Commission (NUC) released a circular to notify the university community and the public that as part of efforts aimed at containing and preventing the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) throughout the country, all universities are to close down for a period of one (1) month commencing from Monday 23rd March 2020.
The closure of all tertiary and educational institutions has now been extended indefinitely as the covid-19 disease continues to ravage the world.
Stay Safe and Best of luck To You all…