Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020, Page: 39-43
Analysis of the Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak on the Nigerian Economy
Rabiu Maijama’a, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Bauchi State University Gadau, Yuli Campus, Bauchi, Nigeria; Nageria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC Towers, Central Business District, Garki Abuja, Nigeria
Kabiru Saidu Musa, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Bauchi State University Gadau, Yuli Campus, Bauchi, Nigeria
Ahmad Ammani Isah, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Bauchi State University Gadau, Yuli Campus, Bauchi, Nigeria
Samaila Adamu, Department of Economics and Development Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Federal University Kashere, Gombe, Nigeria
Received: Mar. 24, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 9, 2020;       Published: Apr. 30, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajere.20200502.13      View  388      Downloads  250
The study examine the impact of corona virus outbreak on the Nigerian economy using reports from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and World Health organization for the period of 11th March to 19th March 2020 on total cases of the virus in Nigeria. According to the WHO, the virus has infected about 76,936 people in the mainland China, with additional 2,051 cases of the virus from about 30 other countries and in Nigeria there are total of 91 people been screened for COViD-19 (22 new) in 13 state (Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Yobe, Katsina, Akwa Ibom, Nasarawa and Ondo) out of which 63 tested negative and have been ruled out, result is pending for 17, while 11 were confirmed positive. Base on the reported cases of the disease, the researchers therefore recommend that precautionary measures that include Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water, and use hand sanitizer, maintain at least one and half metres distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing, persons with persistent cough or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance, but not mix in crowd and making sure you and people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene, meaning cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or into your sleeve at the bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze and then dispose of the used tissue immediately among others should be taken in consideration.
Coronavirus, Nigeria Economy, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, WHO and Crude Oil Price
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Rabiu Maijama’a, Kabiru Saidu Musa, Ahmad Ammani Isah, Samaila Adamu, Analysis of the Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak on the Nigerian Economy, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 39-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20200502.13
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