RAPID ASSESSMENT OF COVID 19 PANDEMIC ON NIGERIAN WOMEN
COVID19 AND ITS IMPACT ON NIGERIAN WOMEN – A RAPID ASSESSMENT
Current worldwide statistics on confirmed cases of the Corona Virus stand at 2,471,136 with 169,006 persons confirmed dead according to the World Health Organization (WHO) 1 . On the African continent, WHO postulates that there are currently 16,115 confirmed cases, and 720 deaths as a result of the virus; South Africa and Algeria have the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,465 and 2,811 respectively, and highest number of deaths are seen in lgeria at 392 2 .
Nigeria received its first confirmed case of the Coronavirus on the 27th of February 2020 in Lagos state. The index case was an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control3. Since then, the pandemic has spread to 26 of the 36 states, with 873 confirmed cases, including 504 in Lagos, 119 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and 73 in Kano4.