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11 mai 2020 | 22h43 UTC

Nigeria: Katagum, Giade, and Zaki LGAs (Bauchi state) to be locked down from May 12 to curb spread of COVID-19 /update 22

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Katagum, Giade, and Zaki local government areas (Bauchi state) to be locked down for 10 days from May 12 to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19); follow authorities’ directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2020, 12h00 until 8/6/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Bauchi state

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Event

On Sunday, May 10, the Governor of Bauchi state Bala Mohammed ordered the lockdown of Katagum, Giade, and Zaki local government areas (Bauchi state) from Tuesday, May 12, to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The lockdown order follows reports of rising COVID-19 case numbers in all three local government areas. The measures to be implemented during the lockdown were not immediately released. Authorities have called on security personnel to oversee the lockdown, and authorities will reportedly aim to enhance contact tracing, quarantine those who are infected, spray and decontaminate areas as necessary, and carry out mass testing of residents during the 10-day lockdown.

On Wednesday, May 6, Nigerian authorities announced an extension of the existing ban on domestic flights until Sunday, June 7, to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic within the country's borders.

The Nigerian government announced on Monday, May 4, that the 24-hour stay-at-home-order in place in Abuja and Lagos would be lifted over a period of six weeks. Selected businesses and offices are allowed to open from 09:00 to 18:00 (local time), so long as they decontaminate workspaces and ensure that social-distancing and hygiene measures are enforced. The wearing of face masks in public is mandatory, while restrictions on social and religious gatherings remain in place; those found in breach of these measures may face prosecution in the form of a fine or imprisonment. Schools and restaurants remain closed until further notice. All interstate passenger travel will be banned until further notice. An overnight curfew from 22:00 to 06:00 remains in effect nationwide, and all movements are prohibited during this period, except for essential services.

The Governor of Ogun state Dapo Abiodun announced on Friday, May 8, that the lockdown would be extended in the state until Monday, May 11. Abiodun stated that some measures will be relaxed between 07:00 and 17:00 on Monday, May 11, Wednesday, May 13, and Friday, May 15, although to which measures Abiodun was referring was not immediately specified. A daily curfew between 20:00 and 06:00 remains in place, with businesses such as bars, gyms, clubs, and spas still closed.

Business activities can resume for only three days per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) between the hours of 07:00 and 16:00. Businesses must also provide liquid soap and running water, while supermarkets must limit the number of customers in their stores to ten people. According to the governor, businesses found not complying with these measures will be shut down for six months.

As of Monday, May 11, the country's airports remain closed, although emergency and essential flights, such as cargo transportation, are allowed to operate.

As of May 11, health authorities have confirmed 4399 cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, including 143 associated deaths. Further international spread of the virus is to be expected over the near term.

Context

The first case of COVID-19 was reported on December 31 and the source of the outbreak has been linked to a wet market in Wuhan (Hubei province, China). Human-to-human and patient-to-medical staff transmission of the virus have been confirmed. Many of the associated fatalities have been due to pneumonia caused by the virus.

Cases of the virus have been confirmed in numerous countries and territories worldwide. Virus-screening and quarantining measures are being implemented at airports worldwide, as well as extensive travel restrictions. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global outbreak a pandemic.

Pneumonia symptoms include dry cough, chest pain, fever, and labored breathing. Pneumonia can be contagious and can be transmitted from human to human. The influenza virus, or the flu, is a common cause of viral pneumonia.

Advice

Measures adopted by local authorities evolve quickly and are usually effective immediately. Depending on the evolution of the outbreak in other countries, authorities are likely to modify, at very short notice, the list of countries whose travelers are subject to border control measures or entry restrictions upon their arrival to the territory in question. It is advised to postpone nonessential travel due to the risk that travelers may be refused entry or be subject to quarantine upon their arrival or during their stay.

To reduce the general risk of transmission, travelers are advised to abide by the following measures:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • If experiencing a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, including pneumonia, call emergency services before going to the doctor or hospital to prevent the potential spread of the disease.

 

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