The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released today’s figures for the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCDC announced 216 new cases of coronavirus today with 74 in Lagos, 33 in Katsina and 19 in Oyo State respectively.
This brings the total of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria to 6,175 with 1,664 discharged and a total of 191 deaths.
216 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 18, 2020
Earlier in the day, President Muhammadu Buhari approved two weeks extension of the ongoing movement restrictions across Nigeria because the country is “not yet ready for full opening of the economy.”
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made this known, on Monday, at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The extension of the ongoing restriction will be effective from 12 midnight today (May 18) to June 1.