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Covid-19 in Nigeria : Epidemiology and Response

OJN Preprints | Medical Research| OJNPPbr20062401 > This version is not peer-reviewed


  • Kehinde Sowunmi University of Lagos


Coronavirus, Nigeria, Epidemiology, SAR-CoV-2, OJNPPbr20062401


Nigeria has experienced a relatively large share of zoonotic disease outbreaks in the past and this has impacted its readiness and response level in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Compared to most countries in West Africa, Africa and the world, Nigeria seems to be ineffectively curbing the spread of the virus and managing disease. The first covid-19 case was confirmed on 27th, February 2020, when an Italian citizen in Lagos tested position of virus caused by SARS-CoV-2. A second case of the virus was reported in Ewekoro, Ogun State, a Nigerian who had contact with the Italian citizen on 9th, March 2020 and as at 15th, May 2020, there has been 5162 cases confirmed from 30, 657 tests carried out. Also as at this date there has been 1180 discharged cases and 167 reported death from the disease. These promising Statistics prompts the development of this paper to detail the epidemiology of the disease in country and discuss response of the government and other stakeholders to the outbreak.

How to Cite:

Sowunmi, K. (2020). COVID-19 in Nigeria: Epidemiology and Response. OJN Preprints, OJNPPbr20062401 (v1)1-16