Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria, bringing the total to 40.
According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, 3 of the new cases are in Lagos State and 1 in FCT
Two of these cases are returning travellers.
According to the NCDC, as at 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded.
Development from the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday evening in a live televised address, ordered citizens to stay at home unless it’s for work, as he declared the fight against Coronavirus “a national emergency”
The announcement from Johnson comes after it was revealed that 46 more people had been killed by the virus in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 335.
According to Johnson, all Brits will only be allowed to leave home from now onward for the following reasons: travel to work, shopping for basic necessities, but as infrequently as possible, taking one form of exercise a day, alone or with members of your household, such as walking, running or cycling, going to a medical appointment or providing care to a vulnerable person.
All gatherings of more than two people in public were forbidden – meaning a ban on all social events, including weddings and baptisms.
Tens of thousands of non-essential shops were ordered to close. Communal play and exercise areas inside parks will also be shut down, but not parks themselves.
Places of worship such as churches and mosques must also shut, except to host for funerals
And travel on roads, trains and buses was also banned, unless it’s essential to get to work.