The streets of Kano, Nigeria's second-largest city, are deserted as a result of the total lockdown ordered by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The decision was taken to avoid the spread of COVID 19 in Kano. Kano state has 21 confirmed cases after Abuja 67 and Lagos 251, respectively.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the state's coronavirus death toll has jumped to 385, with 100 fatalities in the past day. The announcement comes hours after the total US death toll surpassed 1,000. New York is at the epicenter of America's coronavirus battle and the state has now counted 37,258 positive cases, as it scrambles to prepare hospitals for an influx of new patients.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday there has been no change to plans for Japan to hold the Summer Olympic Games from July 24. She said she believed there would not be an option for cancelling the Games, amid speculation it could be postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured residents of the state, that his government has put everything in place to ensure effective management of Coronavirus outbreak and to prevent it from spreading to other parts and people.