Five reliable sources to get information on the Coronavirus

As the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) keeps increasing in Nigeria, it has become increasingly necessary to have access to the right information. Especially, now that the possibility of being misinformed by many false reports is rife. With more than 2,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of May 1, the government has been making frantic efforts to curb the spread of the virus. 

While the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has been tasked with fielding and reporting the latest developments on the incidence of Coronavirus in the country, there are many credible sources where one can get reliable information about the pandemic. 

For prompt updates, guides and general information about COVID-19, here are some reliable sources of information. 

WHO Situation Report website

The World Health Organization, WHO shares daily updates on the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world. It also shares the death rate and a breakdown of the cases in each region. Being the global health authority, the WHO Situation Report is a reliable source for what you need to know about the spread of COVID-19 across the globe.

NCDC microsite — covid19.ncdc.gov.ng

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC developed this microsite as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. The page is where the centre reports more detailed analysis on COVID-19 than it does on its Twitter account. The Federal Ministry of Health recommends the microsite for getting updates on Coronavirus.

Lagos Ministry of Health Twitter account — @LSMOH

The Lagos State Ministry of Health monitors and shares updates on COVID-19 in Lagos via its Twitter account. The ministry is at the forefront of the efforts to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria. With over 1,000 out of the 2,170 confirmed cases of Coronavirus nationwide, Lagos is currently the most affected state in the country.

NCDC Twitter account – @NCDCgov

The NCDC shares up to the minute information on the Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria through its Twitter account. Unlike its microsite, you can get a quick snapshot of the latest updates by following the account.

Neusroom.com

As a platform dedicated to reporting regional and local news and views that matter, Neusroom has been sharing important information on the Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria. With reliable insights on many issues surrounding the COVID-19, you'll be informed on everything you need to know about Coronavirus.

The government has been forthcoming with information regarding COVID-19.

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