On Wednesday, March 25, Nigeria had a brief break from new confirmed cases of coronavirus until almost midnight before five more patients tested positive.
Since the summit hit 46 early in the morning, no new case was announced for several hours during the day before around 11:25 p.m. when Nigeria Center for Disease Control confirmed the five new cases.
This brings the total number to 51.
However, it was a busy day as Nigerians continue to support themselves for total lockdown.
The locking continues
Over the past eight days, Nigeria has seen an increase in confirmed cases of Covid19.
The number rose from five to 51. One death was recorded and the government had been put on a marathon of desperation to curb the tide by shutting down important activities in daily life, strengthening containment measures and considering several emergency alternatives that knew her fragile health care system will be quickly overwhelmed if the disease spreads beyond a small number of cases.
Wednesday was no exception.
Markets in Lagos and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja partially closed in response to the government's domestic order and the panic buying intensified.
Both cities – Lagos and Abuja – have the highest number of cases – 32 and 10 respectively.
PREMIUM TIME VISITS to some markets and supermarkets in Nigeria's capital and its commercial nerve on Wednesday showed an annoying rush of shoppers and shoppers to refill their homes with necessities to last for the period they are expected to be home with their families.
Coronavirus in Aso Rock
After the Chief of Staff President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, tested positive against COVID-19 on Tuesday, the presidential president of the Aso Rock has been the focus of the ongoing outbreak.
Wednesday was the president's spokesman, Femi Adesina announced a 'partial closure& # 39; Of the president's villa.
The number of journalists covering the State House was too reduced from over 100 to around 13.
Perhaps the most important highlight of the day was one conversation by Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, to provide palliative care to millions of Nigerians whom it ordered to stay home.
"In nearly 30 million households or elsewhere, the government should devise modalities to distribute N10,000 as a supplement to food for every household, among other palliative measures, with no one left behind," Mr Abubakar, opposition leader, whose son Mohammed recently tested positive for Covid-19, wrote on Facebook.
Almost immediately, the call received support from many Nigerians who urged the government to emulate Western countries that had initiated similar measures.
The US Senate on Tuesday finalized a $ 1 trillion economic stabilization plan to help workers and businesses in the country as coronavirus bites harder.
In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a $ 82 billion aid package to help Canadians and businesses, including direct income support.
The Nigerian government had last Wednesday announced reduction of the pump price of petrol to N125, an N20 difference.
One of the most exciting topics on twitter was the rise of a number of politically vulnerable people in the country.
Apart from Kyari, other prominent people who have tested positive are Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed; the speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye; and Mohammed, Mr. Abubakar's son.
Others, including several state governors, is on self-isolation after coming into contact with the infected.
Showing no empathy, many Nigerians took to twittering mocking themand bases its attitude on the bad governance the country has witnessed from various governments.
Below is the highlight of activities in the six geopolitical zones on Wednesday.
While Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State so he is on self-isolation as a precaution, his counterpart in Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu announced the immediate closure of all markets, malls and stores in the state.
Meanwhile, 20 judges from the Osun judiciary, who recently returned from Dubai, UAE, in self-isolation, the government announced.
The Delta State House of Assembly set up the seat indefinitely, while Edo State House of Assembly speaker Frank Okiye tested positive. Governor Godwin Obaseki is currently in self-isolation.
Meanwhile, a woman was wearing a face mask taunted inside a market in Aba, Abia. The incident further revealed the ignorance of the prevailing coronavirus in many parts of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Bauchi Commissioner Aliyu Tilde, decree the deficiency of the Covid-19 test set.
Tilde, who suspected he had been exposed to a positive patient, also said he was unable to be tested because test kits brought to the state were not enough.
The state governor of Niger, Abubakar Bello, continued self-isolation after meeting Governor Mohammed at the Nigeria Governors' Forum's meeting on March 18.
Kano State Government directed all Tsangaya and Qur'anic schools to shut down as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Kebbi State House of Assembly as well suspended some legislative activities.
The world and Africa
Meanwhile, in Africa, more than 2,400 cases has been confirmed, raising concerns that the pandemic will soon overwhelm the continent's health care resources.