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Timeline and information

Nigeria is making preparations in order to deal with a massive outbreak in the country. So far, on March 25, only 50 cases have been reported in the poor African nation, but the government fears a widespread outbreak as major cities like Lagos alone households over 20 million people.

On March 21, the Nigerian government announced they will forbid the entry of travelers coming from countries with more than a thousand reported corona infections. This measure will stay in place until further notice.

These measures were stepped up on March 26 when Nigeria decided to close down its land borders and local airlines suspended domestic flights. The new regulations will come in effect as of March 27.

Nigeria also announced they will start protecting the government food storages by its army against looters. The country fears robbings if the coronavirus further spreads.

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Flag of Nigeria Nigeria

Capital Abuja
Time In Capital
Population 204,6 million (2020)

Current Restriction Level: Extreme

Last validated on March 29, 2020:

26 March: Nigeria forbids the entry for travelers coming from a country with more than a thousand reported corona infections. All land borders have been closed and all domestic airlines suspended their flights. The measures will stay in place until further notice.


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Reported Deaths
Latest update April 05, 2020 [Source]

Latest News Updates

Nigeria has put the cities of Lagos and Abuja on complete lockdown in its attempt to stop the further spreading of the [..]

March 29, 2020

We increased the level of restrictions of Nigeria from Unknown to Moderate [..]

March 24, 2020

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