Nigeria is about to reach 20,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as the current toll stands at 19,808.
This is coming from an additional 661 cases announced this morning by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). According to the latest cases, Lagos has 230 new cases, followed by Rivers-127, Delta-83, FCT-60, Oyo-51, Edo-31, Bayelsa-27, Kaduna-25, Plateau-13, Ondo-6, Nasarawa-3, Ekiti-2, Kano-2, and Borno with one case.
From the 19,808 confirmed cases, 6,718 patients have been discharged with 506 deaths recorded.
661 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
506 deaths pic.twitter.com/PH87IGyn5R
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) June 20, 2020
Confirmed Cases by State
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Wike declares lockdown in Bonny Island
Few days after reducing restriction on total lockdown, Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has imposed a total lockdown of the Bonny Local Government Area and Onne community in the Eleme LGA with effect from today. This is to check the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Wike, who made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast on Saturday, said only residents on essential duty were exempted.
“Pursuant to the fundamental objective of stopping the spread of coronavirus, we have reviewed the situation in Bonny Island and Onne communities and come to the conclusion that a total lockdown is necessary at this time to shut down the continuing spread of the virus in these communities.
“By this measure, all shops, offices and business places must remain closed. All gatherings, including religious, burial and wedding activities, are prohibited. All entry and exit from the two communities, except those on essential services and duly permitted, are also banned.
“Security agencies have been directed to enforce the lockdown by arresting and prosecuting anyone who dares to disobey these directives.”