COVID-19: Nigeria extends eased lockdown

Rahila Lassa, Abuja


The Nigerian Government has extended the eased lockdown currently in place by four more weeks.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha revealed this at the daily joint press briefing in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 noted with concern the lack of compliance with the guidelines and medical advisories given daily.

The SGF, however, emphasised that the Corona virus was still dangerous and had continued to wreak havoc on. Countries.

According to him, the exponential rise in number of cases detected and the fatalities gives cause for concern.

Global, African and Nigerian Situation as at 27th June, 2020:


World: 10,129,054
Africa: 375,390
Nigeria: 24,077


World: 502,189

Africa: 9,329
Nigeria: 558


World: 5,493,601
Africa: 175,876

Mr Mustapha further noted that for eight out of the days the daily numbers exceeded 500 and for every detected case, there is a high possibility that up to five have not submitted to testing and therefore not detected.

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