Nigeria warns virus circumstances may explode ‘in days forward’

A priest measures the physique temperature of Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Olanrewaju Elegushi (L), on inspection to implement the federal government directive towards social gatherings on the Methodist Church of Trinity, Tinubu in Lagos, on March 22, 2020. – Nigeria, probably the most populated nation in Africa, on Saturday tightened restrictions in three states on locations of worship, airports and bars to try to defend its inhabitants towards the COVID-19 coronavirus. In Lagos state, Abuja and Ogun, church buildings, mosques, social gatherings, soccer viewing centres and night time golf equipment should limit attendance to 50 folks, in keeping with new rules drawn up by the Presidential Task Force on the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

The nation of round 190 million folks has to date recorded simply 51 infections and 1 loss of life, however testing has been restricted.

“We have 4,370 people of interest whom we are tracing. We urge those who have had contact with suspected cases to immediately report to the authorities,” Information Minister Lai Mohammed mentioned.

“We are on the verge of reaching the level of community spread. We must stop this immediately or we will record exponential cases in the days ahead.”

Experts have cautioned that Nigeria is very weak to the unfold of the illness given its weak healthcare system and excessive inhabitants density.

The nation has taken a raft of measures to attempt to curb the virus together with closing its airports and land borders, shuttering faculties and telling folks to remain dwelling in key cities.

The overwhelming majority of confirmed infections to date have been from folks coming to Nigeria from overseas, however officers in financial hub Lagos have already recorded some native transmission of the illness.

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