Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
The #COVID19 EOC risk communication team continues to conduct campaigns across the country by engaging a wide range of stakeholders.

We are grateful to the MDAs & partners who make up this team including:
- Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria
- WHO Nigeria Country Office
- UNICEF Nigeria
- National Orientation Agency, and
- The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
“I live in my apartment alone so I was worried about my neighbours. What if they contracted the disease from me? From touching the same gate as I did or something...”

- Olubunmi Adefisayo, #COVID19 Survivor
#MyCOVID19NaijaStory


Bunmi was infected with #COVID19 & managed at Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba & has recovered. Read his story about how officials from the Lagos State Ministry of Health carried out contact tracing at a supermarket he visited, what he learned about patient confidentiality and the reality of #COVID19 in Nigeria.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Our hands are one of the primary ways by which infectious diseases like #COVID19 spread.

#TakeResponsibility by washing your hands frequently with soap under running water for 20 seconds.

Remember to teach your loved ones and those around you the importance of hand hygiene.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
FAQs ON #COVID19 TESTING

What happens after a #COVID19 sample is collected?

After collection, samples are placed in a transport tube, carefully packaged and transported to the nearest lab within the NCDC laboratory network for testing

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
#COVID19Nigeria update for Wednesday 27th May, 2020.

389 new cases of #COVID19:

Lagos-256
Katsina-23
Edo-22
Rivers-14
Kano-13
Adamawa-11
Akwa Ibom-11
Kaduna-7
Kwara-6
Nasarawa-6
Gombe-2
Plateau-2
Abia-2
Delta-2
Benue-2
Niger-2
Kogi-2
Oyo-2
Imo-1
Borno-1
Ogun-1
Anambra-1

As at 27th of May 2020, there are 8733 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 2501 discharged and 254 dead.

A breakdown of cases by State can be found via: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng.

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 26th May, 2020 has been published.

Our daily #COVID19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria.

Download via:
https://ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitreps/?cat=14&name=An%20update%20of%20COVID-19%20outbreak%20in%20Nigeria

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
FAQs ON #COVID19 TESTING

How does testing detect #COVID19?

Molecular (PCR) tests detect the virus in samples taken from individuals. This method can only diagnose someone with #COVID19 if they are actively infected even if they are not showing symptoms

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Pic: LUTH delivers fourth (4th) expectant mother (22 year-old) diagnosed with Covid-19 of twins.


NCDC is working very hard to support states in setting up treatment centres & training health workers to manage #COVID19 patients to recovery.

We commend colleagues making tremendous sacrifices & working around the clock to save lives & control the pandemic.

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Today we recognise the impact that the #COVID19 pandemic may have on children & the importance of keeping them safe, informed & mentally healthy.

Happy #ChildrensDay2020.

We are proud of the ways you #TakeResponsibility!
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
On our WhatsApp service you can:

📱Get info on #COVID19Nigeria
📱Text the word "Update" for the latest case figures
📱Connect with an agent to report a suspected case

To access, add the number: +2347087110839; or click: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=2347087110839&text=Hi&source=&data=

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Face masks are to be used as an ADDITIONAL layer of physical distancing while out for essential services.

Please remember to avoid mass gatherings including religious services, sporting events & ceremonies.

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
#COVID19Nigeria update for Tuesday 26th May, 2020.

276 new cases of #COVID19:
Lagos-161
Rivers-36
Edo-27
Kaduna-19
Nasarawa-10
Oyo-6
Kano-4
Delta-3
Ebonyi-3
Gombe-2
Ogun-1
Ondo-1
Borno-1
Abia-1
Bauchi-1

As at 26th of May 2020, there are 8344 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 2385 discharged and 249 dead.

A breakdown of cases by State can be found via: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng.

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Our Weekly Epidemiological Report #NCDCWER provides updates on epidemic-prone diseases in Nigeria.

This week's editorial focuses on the mandatory institutional quarantine for returnees to Nigeria to control the risk of #COVID19 spread.

Read via: https://ncdc.gov.ng/themes/common/docs/wers/259_1590493860.pdf
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 25th May, 2020 has been published.

Our daily #COVID19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria.

Download via:
https://ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitreps/?cat=14&name=An%20update%20of%20COVID-19%20outbreak%20in%20Nigeria

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Last week, the #NCDCTeam trained military personnel including medical, lab, engineering and kitchen staff from 7 states: Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo, Kwara, Edo and Oyo.

The exercise focused on demystifying #COVID19 and strengthening surveillance, case reporting, IPC and case management

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
DID YOU KNOW?

When someone wearing a mask coughs or sneezes, droplets of saliva and mucus are trapped in the mask.

These droplets could be carrying infectious agents like the one that causes #COVID19.

Please DO NOT SHARE or reuse a mask worn by someone else

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
“I was scared. I trembled. I felt like I was staring at #COVID19 right in the face. It was at that point that I wanted to quit and go back to my normal life...”

~ Okoro Godwin Omeri, COVID19 Sample Collector, FCT


#COVID19 continues to affect each one of us in different ways. Follow #MyCOVID19NaijaStory on Twitter for insight into the experiences of people across the country uniquely impacted by the pandemic.

Follow the hashtag via:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/MyCOVID19NaijaStory?src=hashtag_click.

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes & cancer, are at a higher risk of complications from #COVID19.

Let's #TakeResponsibility by ensuring proper hand hygiene, physical distancing and wearing a mask especially around vulnerable groups.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
#COVID19Nigeria update for Monday 25th May, 2020.

229 new cases of #COVID19:
Lagos-90
Katsina-27
Imo-26
Kano-23
FCT-14
Plateau-12
Ogun-9
Delta-7
Borno-5
Rivers-5
Oyo-4
Gombe-3
Osun-2
Anambra-1
Bayelsa-1

As at 25th of May 2020, there are 8068 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 2311 discharged and 233 dead.

A breakdown of cases by State can be found via: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng.

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
FAQs ON #COVID19 DIAGNOSTICS

Where do I go to get tested?

Please call your state hotline. Some states have sample collection sites; while in some a health worker will visit you. Officials will advise on sample collection based on your condition

For State Hotlines, visit:
https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/contact/
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
The #COVID19Nigeria situation report for 24th May, 2020 has been published.

Our daily #COVID19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria.

Download via:
https://ncdc.gov.ng/diseases/sitreps/?cat=14&name=An%20update%20of%20COVID-19%20outbreak%20in%20Nigeria

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
#COVID19Nigeria update for Sunday 24th May, 2020.

313 new cases of #COVID19:
148-Lagos
36-FCT
27-Rivers
19-Edo
13-Kano
12-Ogun
11-Ebonyi
8-Nasarawa
8-Delta
7-Oyo
6- Plateau
5-Kaduna
4-Kwara
3-Akwa Ibom
3-Bayelsa
2-Niger
1-Anambra

As at 24th of May 2020, there are 7839 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 2263 discharged and 226 dead.

A breakdown of cases by State can be found via: https://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng.

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
DID YOU KNOW?

Some people who test positive for #COVID19 show no symptoms but can still spread the virus.

Read this article to learn more on what it means to be asymptomatic, why these patients require management & how to reduce risk of becoming infected: https://guardian.ng/opinion/silent-spreaders-of-covid-19-people-without-symptoms/