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.
Kano state officials donate half salaries to COVID-19 response
Humanitarian Affairs Minister delivers federal food support to Kano
Nigeria impounds UK jet for flouting regulations
Lagos outlines conditions for lockdown lifting
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.