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President Muhammadu Buhari signing the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area

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President Signs COVID-19 Regulations

President Muhammadu Buhari last night in Abuja gave legal teeth to his Sunday night directive that has locked down Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), by signing the Covid-19 Regulations 2020 in accordance with Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004).

The regulations declared Covid-19 as a dangerous and infectious disease.

NCDC Traces 6,000 Contacts as COVID-19 Cases Rise to 131

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is now tracing 6,000 people in Lagos and Abuja suspected of having contact or being in proximity with those that have tested positive for COVID-19.

The figure, released yesterday by the agency, showed an increment of 1,630 over the number of people being traced as at last Thursday.

Nigeria Records 20 New Cases of COVID-19,  Total Now 131

Nigeria has recorded 20 New cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 131.

Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.

Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde, Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Governor of Ogun State, Seyi Makinde, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Makinde in a series of tweets Monday said: “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is positive. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.

Nigeria Records Second Death from COVID-19

Nigeria has recorded it’s second death from COVID-19, bringing to 10 the number of closed cases of the pandemic in the country.

The closed cases are eight discharged patients and two deaths.

NNPC: Petrol Depots Remain Open despite Lockdown

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it has activated measures to guarantee seamless distribution of fuel across the country throughout the 14-day lockdown announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Dr. Kennie Obateru, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, quoted the Managing Director of Petroleum Products Marketing Company, NNPC’s downstream subsidiary, Mr. Musa Lawan, as saying that the PPMC workforce had been mobilised to provide loading services throughout the lockdown.

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