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The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to rise as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 12,801 confirmed cases.

On the 8th of June 2020, 315 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

To date, 12801 cases have been confirmed, 4040 cases have been discharged and 361 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory having carried out 78,244 tests.
COVID-19 Case Updates- 8th June 2020

Total Number of Cases – 12,801
Total Number Discharged – 4,040
Total Deaths – 361
Total Tests Carried out – 78,244

The 315 new cases were reported from 14 states- Lagos (128), FCT (34), Rivers (32), Edo (28), Oyo (22), Kaduna (20), Gombe (13), Ogun (8), Plateau (5), Delta (7), Kwara (7), Kano (5), Bauchi (4), Katsina (2).

The latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 5895, followed by Kano (1004), Abuja at 986, Edo (429), Katsina (397), Oyo (387), Rivers (364), Kaduna (363), Ogun (363), Borno (356), Bauchi (295), Jigawa (283), Gombe (230).

Delta State has recorded 155 cases, Kwara (142), Sokoto (129), Plateau (120), Nasarawa (112), Ebonyi (103), Abia (83), Zamfara (76), Imo (68), Yobe (52), Osun (49), Akwa Ibom (45), Niger (44), Adamawa and Ondo (42), Kebbi (35), Bayelsa and Enugu (30), Anambra and Ekiti (29), Taraba (18), Benue (13), while Kogi state has recorded only 3 cases.
Lock Down and Curfew

In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.

The movement restriction, which was extended by another two-weeks period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4. On April 27th, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19. This comes along with the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos, and Ogun States, which took effect from Saturday, 2nd May 2020, at 9 am.

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