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Nigeria coronavirus: 6,175 cases, govt extends 'eased lockdown'

May 19: Cases top 6,000; lockdown lifting risky

Total confirmed cases = 6,175 (new cases = 216)

Total recoveries = 1,644

Total deaths = 191

Active cases = 4,340

Figures valid as of close of day May 18, 2020

The federal government says Nigeria is not ready for total lifting of lockdown, hence the first level of easing will be in place for the next two weeks.

Additional reporting from BBC

May 18 : 5,959 cases, Buhari meets Task Force

Total confirmed cases = 5,959 (new cases = 338)

Total recoveries = 1,544

Total deaths = 182

Active cases = 4,183

Figures valid as of close of day May 17, 2020

President Buhari on Sunday evening met with the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force team at his residence for their weekly briefing.

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Delta, Bauchi, Zamfara States distributing food palliatives

May 17 : 5,621 cases, three Dubai returnees infected

Total confirmed cases = 5,621 (new cases = 176)

Total recoveries = 1,472

Total deaths = 176

Active cases = 3,973

Figures valid as of close of day May 16, 2020

Three people who recently returned from the United Arab Emirates on an evacuation flight have tested positive for COVID-19.

May 16: 5,445 cases, govt on evacuees expenses

Total confirmed cases = 5,445 (new cases = 288)

Total recoveries = 1,320

Total deaths = 171

Active cases = 3,959

Figures valid as of close of day May 15, 2020

During their press briefing on Friday, the presidential task force covered a wide range of issues relative to the spread of the virus and containment efforts.

May 15: 5,162 cases, Canada evacuation hits snag

Total confirmed cases = 5,162 (new cases = 193)

Total recoveries = 1,180

Total deaths = 167

Active cases = 3,815

Figures valid as of close of day May 14, 2020

Speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force, Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed that evacuation plans from Canada had hit a glitch.