Filter for Nigeria Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-07 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has released new procedural guidelines for air travelers and other airport users. The new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of theCovid-19 virus.
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2020-07-05 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The government has launched an online course on Infection, Prevention & Control(IPC) for health workers.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel between Nigeria’s different states will also be allowed from 1 July, as part of the gradual easing of the lockdown measures imposed in March.
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2020-06-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The phase 2 of the eased #lockdown will be extended by another 4 weeks with effect from Tuesday, June 30, 2020 through the Midnight of Monday, 27 July, 2020
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2020-06-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Nigerian government has announced a $6bn (£4.8bn) stimulus package to support businesses hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-06-21 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Nigeria’s aviation authority has announced plans to reopen five airports across the country for domestic flights only as restrictions are eased. The airports will be reopened on 21 June.
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2020-06-02 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nigeria moves to phase 2 of easing of restrictions from June 2nd - June 29th
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Full resumption of manufacturing industries and banks
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restricted opening of mosques and churches with strict guidelines.
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Public gatherings restricted to 20 people outside the workplace.
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2020-06-02 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
It is mandatory to wear face masks in public places.
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2020-06-02 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the national response to COVID-19.
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2020-06-02 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
The dusk-to-dawn curfew is being relaxed and from Tuesday will start at 22:00 ending at 04:00 local time.
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Nigeria is to reopen places of worship from Tuesday as most of the country begins the second phase of the easing of coronavirus restrictions. only regular religious gatherings would be allowed and worshippers should follow guidelines on preventing the spread of Covid-19 such as social distancing.
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2020-06-02 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
domestic flights will resume from 21 June.
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2020-06-02 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Managed access to markets and locations of economic activity to limit the risk of transmission;
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2020-06-02 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
The northern state of Kano, which was put into total lockdown at the beginning of May, is to start easing its restrictions entering into "phase one", meaning government offices, markets and banks will operate for limited hours.
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2020-05-18 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nigerian states, Lagos, Oguna & Abuja were supposed to enter second phase of easing lockdown but the initial phase will remain in place for another 2 weeks to curb the spread.
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2020-05-18 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nigerian states, Lagos, Oguna & Abuja were supposed to enter second phase of easing lockdown but the initial phase will remain in place for another 2 weeks to curb the spread.
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2020-05-18 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nigerian states, Lagos, Oguna & Abuja were supposed to enter second phase of easing lockdown but the initial phase will remain in place for another 2 weeks to curb the spread.
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The Federal Government has delivered 5,318 metric tons of assorted foodstuff to the government of Kano state for distribution to the less-privileged, the vulnerable and people living with disabilities as palliatives against the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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2020-05-15 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Food and non -food items delivered to displaced persons in Kogi State.
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Gvmt will commence the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (a programme for ensuring nutrient rich foods are obtained by young school children), on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Abuja and subsequently, in Lagos and Ogun States, before the other States of the Federation. The programme will be implemented remotely i.e. delivery of foods rather than eating food at school.
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2020-05-11 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Bauchi state has put three areas that border Kano state under a 10-day total lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases.
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2020-05-08 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Residents of Ogun state in Nigeria will now face arrest if found not to be wearing face masks in public.
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
A ban on all flights in and out of Nigeria has been extended by four weeks from Friday. The initial ban was brought in at the end of March in order to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Nigerian government has announced the reopening of government offices and banks starting on Monday.
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2020-05-04 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nigeria has approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 at 9am.
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2020-05-02 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nigeria has approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 at 9am.
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2020-05-02 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nigeria has approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 at 9am.
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2020-05-02 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Nigeria has approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 at 9am.
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2020-05-02 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
A nationwide curfew from 8pm to 6am has be instated. This means all movements are will be prohibited during this period except essential services.
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2020-04-28 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Kano state announces a 2 week "total" lockdown after to help with investigation of mysterious high rate of deaths which are not yet believed to be a result of covid-19 (speculation that they may be a result of private hospitals in the state closing down and thus other healthcare being unaccessible)
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2020-04-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
NIgerian government has agreed to pay an additional 50% of salary to all Health Workers in all Federal Government Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centers in the Special COVID19 Hazard and Inducement Allowance
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2020-04-27 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
lockdown of this state shall remain in place until the new nationwide measures come into effect on Monday, 4th May 2020.
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2020-04-27 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
lockdown of this state shall remain in place until the new nationwide measures come into effect on Monday, 4th May 2020.
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2020-04-27 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
lockdown of this state shall remain in place until the new nationwide measures come into effect on Monday, 4th May 2020.
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2020-04-27 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
The authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, have made the wearing of face masks mandatory in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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2020-04-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Inter-state travel between Nigeria’s 36 states has been banned for two weeks to curtail the spread of coronavirus. Only essential services will be permitted to move between the states
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2020-04-21 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Nigerian President asked the chief judge to free prison inmates who have been awaiting trial for six years or more to ease overcrowding as the novel coronavirus continues to spread.
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2020-04-17 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
A seven-day lockdown has come into effect in Nigeria’s northern economic powerhouse, Kano state, in an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Nigerians advised on the use of masks as an additional layer of physical protection (in combination with hand-washing, physical distancing and good respiratory hygiene as well as sanitising surfaces).
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown due to end on the 13th of april extended for a further 14 days.
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Extension of lockdown in Delta state for 14 days
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown due to end on the 13th of april extended for a further 14 days.
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2020-04-14 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown due to end on the 13th of april extended for a further 14 days.
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2020-04-14 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
The Delta government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew to track those that came in contact with the three confirmed COVID-19 victims in the state.
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Lagos starts house-to-house coronavirus survey in a bid to intensify our search for possible cases of Covid-19.
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2020-04-09 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Nigeria’s president has pardoned 2,600 prisoners to reduce overcrowding in the West African country’s jails and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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2020-04-07 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lockdown instated in Yobe state for 21 days. Movement in and out the states will remain restricted for the duration of the lockdown while all non-essential businesses and offices will be closed. Lockdown will not apply to hospitals and other medical institutions. Commercial establishments including food, petroleum, electricity, and private security companies will also be exempted.
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2020-04-07 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lockdown instated in Jigawa state for 14 days. Movement in and out the states will remain restricted for the duration of the lockdown while all non-essential businesses and offices will be closed. Lockdown will not apply to hospitals and other medical institutions. Commercial establishments including food, petroleum, electricity, and private security companies will also be exempted.
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2020-04-04 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
2 new labs have been activated for testing; Defence Reference lab in Abuja & Biosafety lab in Lagos, in an effort to scale up treatment and testing capacity for COVID19.
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2020-04-01 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
partial lockdown instated in Delta state for 14 days
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
All people are told to remain at home and all but essential businessed are closed for a period of 14 days.
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
All people are told to remain at home and all but essential businessed are closed for a period of 14 days.
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
All people are told to remain at home and all but essential businessed are closed for a period of 14 days.
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Travel to and from states is banned.
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2020-03-29 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lockdown instated in Bauchi state.
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2020-03-29 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lockdown instated in Federal Capitol Territory (FCT).
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Lagos closes all public and private schools.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The Nigerian Immigration Service has announced the temporary suspension of passports and migrant registration due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Limited international travel to the two international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
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2020-03-18 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
No religious center with over 50 congregants will open for service in Lagos.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Government has advised citizens not to travel to 13 affected countries.
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2020-03-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travelers returning from these countries prior to the restriction will be supervised in self-isolation
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
NIgeria bans travellers from 13 affected countries including the US, UK and China.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Nigeria has banned entry for travellers from 13 known high-risk countries for the next 4 weeks.
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
For people who are suspected to have contracted the virus
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All passengers travelling to Nigeria
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