Covid-19 Nigeria Update: How To Use Masks According To NCDC

April 15, 2020

What is a “Covid-19 Nigeria update“? We live in uncertain times and that can be scary. What if we promised you some form of certainty? Every day by 12 noon, we’ll bring you the latest updates on the fight against the Covid-19, both in Nigeria and Africa.

Before we get into the Covid-19 Nigeria update for the day, here’s an important update from NCDC on the use of face masks.

Yesterday, April 14, 2020, the NCDC issued an advisory guiding Nigerians on the use of face masks to prevent Covid-19. In the advisory, you’ll find how to use masks properly. Here’s what they said:

  1. You can wear masks as an optional added layer of physical distancing while in crowded settings like markets.
  2. Elderly people with preexisting medical conditions can wear masks.
  3. Used masks should be disposed properly.
  4. Do not frequently touch the mask as this can increase risk of infection.
  5. Medical masks should only be worn by patients and healthcare workers who need them more.
  6. Globally, there’s a mask shortage, so we can improvise by using cloth masks – as long as they are washed regularly.

You can get more in-depth information here. Meanwhile, this “beaded mask” does not fall into the category of masks that the NCDC recommends.

Now for the numbers:

Covid-19 Nigeria Update from the past 24 hours:

Masks NCDC

On April 14, 2020, 30 additional cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Nigeria, with 25 of those cases coming from Lagos. By 9:21 yesterday, the NCDC initially recorded 19 cases with the following breakdown:

  • 14 in Lagos
  • 2 in Abuja
  • 1 in Kano
  • 1 in Akwa Ibom
  • 1 in Edo

You can see those numbers here.

However, 11 more cases were recorded in Lagos by 11pm yesterday, increasing the total cases in Nigeria to 373 and the total cases in Lagos to 214. According to the Lagos State Ministry of Health, here’s a breakdown of cases according to LGA.

Masks NCDC

Africa.

On a larger scale, things are looking hopeful in Africa. On the 14th of April, 2020, there 2944 recoveries. Today, there are 3,227 recoveries. To find out more about the cases, recoveries and deaths in different countries in Africa, visit Coronafacts.africa.

Masks NCDC

“Vitamin C prevents Covid-19” – Today’s myth.

There’s no proof that vitamin C will prevent Covid-19 as of today. While things are constantly changing, it is important to wait for official sources, rather than peddle or engage in sharing rumors and misinformation.

Today’s Pro Tip:

Staying indoors can feel like a burden. So it’s important to stay active by stretching, working out and eating healthy meals.

Extras:

Yesterday, we mentioned the unrest in Lagos. Well, we spoke to a few people who had been affected by it and here’s what they said. And if you think you hate the lockdown extension, well, you haven’t met these set of people who absolutely detest it.

And if you’re feeling stressed, take a break from coronavirus everything for a moment here.

You'll like this

February 3, 2020

Gather round, there’s enough room in today’s free okada-ban therapy session for everybody. As we all know, the Lagos State government has decided the motto for 2020 is ‘pepper-dem’, but not in the good way. The state has instituted a ban on okadas and keke-napeps from the plying major roads. The ban came into effect […]

April 17, 2020

As we may remember, Maryam Sanda was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, for the murder of her husband – Bilyaminu Bello, in January 2020. With overwhelming evidence and the corroboration of a violent streak by a friend of Bello’s — he witnessed a vicious marital spat the day of the killing — Maryam […]

Ope Adedeji

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

Watch

Now on Zikoko

May 28, 2020

Is your soulmate younger than you, older than you or the same age as you? Well, if you answer this quiz truthfully, we’ll tell you the age of the partner you should be looking out for. And as you must know by now, Zikoko never lies. Go ahead:

Recommended Quizzes

how tall are you
March 11, 2020

Did your parents give you enough beans when you were growing up? If they did, then you’re probably around 6’0″ and above. Either way, we created a quiz that can guess your current height (pretty accurately, if we do say so ourselves). Take to see if we nailed it:

November 30, 2019

With No Nut November FINALLY coming to an end, we’ve decided to mark the torturous month with some more horny content. After quizzes that guessed how many people you’ve slept with, how good you are in bed and who you’ll sleep with next, this one will guess when next you’ll get lucky. Take it to […]

November 27, 2019

Do you have a face that could make angels jealous, or should you really be walking around with a nylon bag over your head so you don’t scare children? Well, this quiz is here to answer that by telling you exactly how good-looking you are. Take and find out:

April 3, 2020

While the rest of the world loves to treat our continent like a country, there are actually 54 African countries. So, in a bid to test your knowledge (and educate you), we’ve created a quiz to see how many of their capitals you can correctly name. Go ahead: Here are more quizzes you might like: […]

October 10, 2019

2019 is certainly Burna Boy’s year, but, if we are being honest, so was 2018. Since his transcendent mixtape, Outside, the afro-fusion star has refused to get his foot of our necks — dropping a string of fantastic singles and then capping it all off with his career-best album, African Giant.  So, in a bid […]

More from Citizen

May 22, 2020

In January 2020, Kay — awesome writer over at TechCabal, (Zikoko’s sister publication) spent a month in South Asia, touring the borders between Bangladesh and India. In preparing for this interview, I spent an inordinate amount of time getting lost in Bangladeshi cuisine, using maybe all of 3 minutes to learn about everything else (JK. […]

May 16, 2020

Have you ever been so scared for someone’s conscience, intercessory prayer starts hungrying you? Since May 7th, my recurring prayer point and the universal leader Governor of Rivers State – Nyesom Wike has seized and auctioned off over 20 civilian cars, convicted over 170 people and demolished 2 hotel buildings in his state. These were […]

May 15, 2020

For reasons best known to me (I’m bored, wistful and stir crazy, stuck at home with two sexagenarians), I have been dutifully spending a large percentage (I can’t say how large, this is a work post) of my day, researching the first few abroads I plan on living in when this whole ordeal is over. […]

May 9, 2020

To convict Orji Uzor Kalu — former Abia State Governor, Senator and chief whip of the senate — of a ₦7.7 billion fraud allegation, the trial courts engaged in proceedings so elongated, a child born at its inception would have been gearing up for senior secondary school upon its end.  With the Supreme Court decision […]

May 8, 2020

If all my many years of watching overly dramatic spy-thrillers has taught me anything, it’s that Russia, its spies and its president are 100% not to be messed with.  I thought everyone that journeyed to Moscow in 2018 had serious mind,and I still can’t watch Vladimir Putin on the news without avoiding eye contact. I’m […]

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.
February 6, 2020
Who doesn't want to find love? In our bid to help, we paired up a bunch of single Nigerians, sending them on an all-expense paid date, and interviewing them before and after they met.
January 27, 2020
Nigerians Talk is what happened when a motley crew of young Nigerians were put in front of a camera and asked a bunch of apparently random questions about life, love, money and more.
September 24, 2019
A group of Zikoko staff go on a road trip to every mainland country in ECOWAS West Africa
May 5, 2020
For the second season, we put an even more diverse motley crew of young Nigerians in front of a camera and asked them random questions about love, school experiences and more.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.