64 new cases of Coronavirus was recorded across 4 states in Nigeria and FCT. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 1337 as at 11:20pm, 27th April. 34 in Lagos, 15 in FCT, 11 in Borno, 2 inTaraba, and 2 in Gombe
Nigeria has recorded 255 recoveries and 40 deaths according to Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
Lagos remains the worst affected state with 764 confirmed cases and 19 deaths, it is followed by FCT and Kano with 157 and 77 confirmed cases respectively. FCT has recorded 3 deaths while Kano has recorded 1.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday addressed the nation. He outlined a plan to gradually lift the lockdown in the country to allow for the restoration of economic and business activities. In his Speech he said the lockdown imposed in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun remains in place for the next one week.
- See also; Full speech of President Buhari
However, from Monday, 4th May some selected businesses will be allowed to open, however the details of the selected businesses that will open have not been released.
Movement will be allowed within states while interstate travel will be restricted to essential travels only. Wearing of face mask is compulsory in public across the country. The restriction on social and religious gathering is still in place and there will be nationwide curfew from 8pm – 6am.
The President however placed 2 weeks total lockdown on Kano State while sending a government team to investigate the mysterious deaths in the state.
On Monday, a team of 217 Cuban doctors arrived in South Africa to help the country in the fight against Coronavirus. South Africa has 4,793 confirmed cases, 1,473 recoveries and 90 deaths.
The U.S remains the worst affected country in the world with 985,374 confirmed cases, 110,598 recoveries and 55,906 deaths.
The Wuhan City of China were the Coronavirus outbreak began in 2019, said on Sunday that it has discharged all the hospitalised Coronavirus patients according to Caixin Global a Chinese news media. This is coming in 3 weeks after the city lifted it’s 76 days lockdown. On Monday thousands of high school students returned to school in Beijing as school reopens after being at home for 3 months due to Coronavirus outbreak.
According to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there has been 3,034,801 confirmed cases of Coronavirus globally with 891,804 recoveries and 210,551 deaths recorded.
64 new cases of #COVID19 reported;
As at 11:20pm 27th April- 1337 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.
Deaths: 40 pic.twitter.com/52JZFejvG8
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 27, 2020