The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has continued to record rapid increase as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed that there are 442 confirmed cases.

On the 16th of April 2020, 35 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria.

Till date, 442 cases have been confirmed, 152 cases have been discharged and 13 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria.

The 35 new cases are reported from four states- Lagos (19), FCT (9), Kano (5), Oyo (2).

In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction also applies to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.

The latest numbers bring Lagos state total cases to 251, followed by Abuja at 67, Kano (21), Osun (20), Edo (15), Oyo (13), Ogun (9), Katsina (7), Bauchi, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna (6), Kwara and Delta (4), Ondo (3), Enugu, Rivers, Niger and Ekiti (2), while Benue and Anambra state has recorded one case each.