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Nigeria Coronavirus Current Affairs: 1st – 30th April 2020

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Here are bulleted current affairs to note about coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria from 1st to 30th April 2020.

=> On 1 April, Taraba State government announced the banning of all public gatherings of more than 20 persons in the state. The state government also ordered the closure of all markets with immediate effect, except those providing essential services such as; pharmacies, food stores and petrol service stations.

  • Ondo State government announced the closure of their state borders with effect from 2 April, prohibiting inter-state travels into the state.

=> On 2 April, Bauchi State government reversed the total lockdown in the state.

  • Akwa Ibom State government announced an indefinite lockdown of their state, directing residents to stay at home, closing all business premises, markets, shops, motor parks and offices, allowing only grocery shops, pharmacies and those on essential services to operate.

=> On 5 April, Niger State government relaxed their restriction order with immediate effect, restricting movement from 2 pm to 10pm and allowing movement from 8am to 2pm every day.

=> On 9 April, Kwara State government announced the total lockdown of their state for 14 days from 10 April, exempting vehicles carrying goods and services. The state government allowed markets selling foods and medications to open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between 10am and 2pm.

=> On 11 April, Anambra State government announced an immediate lockdown of their state for 14 days, directing residents to stay at home and allowing only those on essential services to move around.

  • Niger State government announced the lockdown of their state from 13 April, exempting those on essential services.[198]

=> On 13 April, federal government extended the lockdown of Lagos State, Ogun State and the FCT, for another two weeks from 11pm on 13 April.[199] Ekiti State extended their state lockdown for another fourteen days.

=> On 14 April, Delta and Osun States extended their state lockdown for another fourteen days.

  • Kano State announced the total lockdown of their state for seven days from 16 April, ordering residents to stay at home, closing all markets, places of worship and public gatherings in state.

=> On 17 April, at least 18 people in Nigeria have been killed by security forces during the enforcement of measures to curb the spread of the virus.

  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief Aide Abba Kyari died of COVID-19 on April 17, 2020. He had tested positive for the disease and had been receiving treatment for the disease.

=> On 20 April, Nigeria extended the closure of airports to another 2 weeks.

  • Borno State government announced a 14 days lockdown of their state from 22 April, restricting movement of individuals, banning public gatherings, and allowing providers of essential services.

=> On 21 April, Taraba State government announced a total lockdown of their state from 22 April, restricting movement of individuals and vehicles and allowing workers on essential duties, such as health workers, pharmaceutical shops, fuel stations and media houses.

=> On 23 April, Kwara State government extended their lockdown for another two weeks.

=> On 25 April, Anambra State government lifted their lockdown.

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