Nigeria – As of the end of June, Nigeria was Africa’s third most impacted country behind South Africa and Egypt.
The federal government has continued to enforce regulations across the board even though most state governments have moved to relax restrictions.
The national response is led by the Presidential Task Force, PTF, led by SGF Boss Mustapha along with the national coordinator and relevant ministers- chief among them. Health, Foreign Affairs and Educational ministries. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is at the heart of the response.
Today is the first day of the eased lockdown Phase II.
“The primary aim of Phase Two was to sustain the gains of the earlier Phase in terms of pandemic control, while allowing additional sectors of the economy to restart.
“This will help achieve the desired balance between saving lives and ensuring that the wellbeing and livelihood of citizens are protected, said the PTF in a statement.
Nigeria has currently recorded 25, 694 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 15, 358 active cases, 9,746 recoveries ad 590 deaths.