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Akwa Ibom bans public gathering, blocks vehicles from other states

The Akwa Ibom state government has banned all forms of public gathering, including burials and weddings, as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
The Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Monday terminated the Assumpta-Port Harcourt road contract over the abandonment of the project by the contractor handling it.

Nigerian states take measures on virus pandemic

Various states across the country are taking measures to checkmate the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading. But some residents are defying the stay-at-home order to prevent being affected by the virus.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Official: Nine suspected virus cases tested negative in Kano

The Kano State Commissioner of Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, has on Friday said nine suspected cases of Coronavirus recorded in the state have tested negative.

NSCDC commences sensitisation campaign in Benue

The Benue State command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced sensitisation campaign in public places on the need to adhere strictly to safety measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

University of Maiduguri teaching hospital suspends funerals rites, restricts visitors

The University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital says it is restricting visitation to the hospital following the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Kwara closes markets, bans commercial transportation

Residents of Ilorin thronged to the markets in large numbers to make last-minute shopping as the Kwara Government closed non-food markets, commercial motor parks, mosques and churches in the state.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Niger governor goes into self-isolation

The Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, has gone on self-isolation as a result of his attendance of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s meeting on March 18.
Governor Yahaya Bello had on Monday inaugurated a 29-man Squadron headed by his Deputy, Edward Onoja, to manage the situation.

Kogi gets isolation centre, pandemic roadmap

Kogi Government has begin the implementation of a road map designed as preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has appealed to religious leaders in the state to cooperate with his administration to enforce precautionary measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Rivers governor meets religious leaders over virus precautionary measures

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has appealed to religious leaders in the state to cooperate with his administration to enforce precautionary measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Osun assembly suspends plenary, legislative activities for 16 days

The Osun House of Assembly on Monday suspended parliamentary activities and proceeded on 16 days break due to the global Covid 19 pandemic.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has warned the newly inaugurated cabinet members to shun frivolities and work as one indivisible team for the progress of the state.

Osun charges residents not to panic, maintain high degree of hygiene

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has assured citizens of the State of his administration’s readiness to galvanize them against the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, through proactive response.

Rwanda imposes nationwide shutdown as coronavirus infections jump across Africa

Rwanda imposed a nationwide shutdown and border controls to combat the coronavirus at the weekend in some of the strictest measures taken in Africa, as infections spread across the continent and authorities warn healthcare systems are ill-equipped to cope.
The Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ is pictured ahead of the Egypt's Coptic Christmas eve Mass, in the New Administrative Capital (NAC), east of Cairo, Egypt January 6, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany-File Photo

Egypt shuts mosques and churches over coronavirus fears

Egypt on Saturday ordered mosques and churches to shut their doors to worshippers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, after calls for the government to follow steps taken by neighbouring countries.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba governor orders shutdown of schools, social activities

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Saturday ordered the immediate shutdown of schools and all social gatherings of more than 20 persons including Mosques and Churches across the state to check the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo declares emergency, closes schools

Amid growing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Oyo State Government has declared an emergency by ordering the immediate closure of schools and the inauguration of emergency operation centres, among other measures.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun bans public gatherings, shuts schools, religious centres

The Osun State Government on Friday banned public gatherings that would bring together 50 or more persons in the same place, including churches, mosques and schools.
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Coronavirus: Ogun CAN, Muslim community order compliance with ban

Christian and Muslim bodies in Ogun have directed churches and mosques to comply with the state government’s directive banning all high-density gatherings as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

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Delta governor’s spokesman donates sanitisers, others to community

Mr Olisa Ifeajika, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has donated sanitisers and other items to the people of his constituency, Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.
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Nigeria records 12 new coronavirus cases, total rise to 151

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released the new figures in a tweet on Wednesday, in its latest update on the disease.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Union demands life insurance, N100, 000 special coronavirus allowances for health workers

The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, NUAHP, on Wednesday, demanded life insurance scheme and immediate payment of N100, 000 special coronavirus allowances to all health workers at the frontline of the war against the disease as presently done to other health workers globally.