Nigeria among African countries with highest cases of Coronavirus – WHO


The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a recently released chart disclosed that Nigeria is among the six African countries with the highest cases of coronavirus on a global scale.

The West Africa country’s case rose rapidly from one to over 80 cases in less than a month, the organization said.

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According to the data released to the public by WHO, Nigeria ranked sixth African country with exploding cases of the novel pandemic, which has infected over 400,000 people globally with over 25,000 deaths recorded so far.

The African populous nation emerged sixth on the table with 81 cases, and one death recorded so far since her first case was recorded in late February 2020.

In the order of first, second, third, fourth, and fifth places, countries that top the list are – South Africa with 927 cases and two deaths; Algeria with 305 cases with 21 deaths, Burkina Faso with 146 and three deaths, Ghana with 132 and three deaths, and Senegal with 105 with no death.

Over 600,000 cases of the novel coronavirus have so far been recorded around the world.

Meanwhile, Oyo and Enugu states have started a lockdown curfew following new confirmed cases in the states. While the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde has banned all inter-states transportation, shuts markets and restricted gatherings to not more than 10 persons, the Enugu state government has done the same, shutting all markets except the ones that sell food and drugs.

Juliet Ekwebelam

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