BREAKING: Nigeria has lowest daily Covid-19 cases in 5 months as active cases drop to record lows

The spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to see significant increases as the latest statistics from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control show that Nigeria now has 162,641 confirmed cases.

March 29, 2021 There were 48 new confirmed cases and 1 death recorded in Nigeria.

To date, 162,641 cases have been confirmed, 150,466 cases have been discharged, and 2,049 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and federal capital territory.

As of March 29, 2021, a total of 1.77 million tests had been performed, compared to 1.63 million tests the day before.

COVID-19 case updates – 29 March 2021,

  • Total number of cases – 162,641
  • Total number of people made redundant – 150,466
  • Total deaths – 2,049
  • Total tests performed – 1,767,694

According to the NCDCThe 48 new cases were reported from 8 states – Lagos (13), Kaduna (7), Nasarawa (7), Kano (6), Kwara (5), Ondo (4), Akwa Ibom (3) and Osun (3) .

The latest numbers put the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos State at 57,594, followed by Abuja (19,617), Plateau (9,024), Kaduna (8,921), Rivers (6,909), Oyo (6,838), Edo (4,875) and Ogun (4,617 ). , Kano (3,908), Ondo (3,172), Kwara (3,083), Delta (2,599), Osun (2,527), Nasarawa (2,325), Enugu (2,237), Katsina (2,083), Gombe (2,030), Ebonyi (2,007) Anambra (1,909), Akwa Ibom (1,765) and Abia (1,665).

Imo State has registered 1,642 cases, Bauchi (1,521), Borno (1,327), Benue (1,188), Adamawa (1,051), Niger (930), Taraba (910), Ekiti (865), Bayelsa (852), Sokoto (774 )), Jigawa (518), Kebbi (442), Cross River (366), Yobe (313), Zamfara (232), while Kogi state has only registered 5 cases.

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Bans and curfew

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

The movement restriction, which has been extended for another two weeks, has been partially put on hold as some companies start operating on May 4th. On April 27, 2020, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari declared an overnight curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the country as part of new measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. This goes hand in hand with the gradual and gradual easing of lockdown measures in the states of FCT, Lagos and Ogun, which went into effect on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

On Monday, June 29th, 2020 The federal government extended the second phase of the easing by 4 weeks and approved the intergovernmental movement outside the curfew with effect from July 1, 2020. On Monday, July 27, 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of the relaxation for a further week.

On Thursday, August 6th, 2020 The Federal Government announced through the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 the extension of the second phase of the relaxation for a further four (4) weeks.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced the closure of the Eti-Osa Isolation Center effective Friday July 31, 2020. He also mentioned that the Agidingbi isolation center would also be closed and patients would be relocated to a large capacity center.

Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria, the Nigerian government ordered the reopening of isolation and treatment centers in the country on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

January 26, 2021 The federal government announced the extension of phase 3 easing guidelines for a month after coronavirus disease cases increased in the country and phase 3 easing ended.

February 28, 2021 The federal government confirmed that the first tranche of the Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, The National Primary Health Care Development Agency announced the arrival of the expected COVX Astrazeneca / Oxford Covid-19 vaccines.

On Saturday, March 6th, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice Yemi Osinbajo were vaccinated against Covid-19 as a State House in Abuja.

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