Since Africa’s first coronavirus case was reported in Egypt Valentine’s Day 2020, numbers have skyrocketed. At press time, there are 135 confirmed cases in Nigeria, out of this number, 2 are dead and some considerable recoveries.
Ride-hailing startups across Nigeria have slowly begun to feel the effects of the pandemic. Today, Uber Nigeria suspended services due to a curfew imposed by the government across selected locations.
According to Uber’s coronavirus information hub, “As announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 29, 2020, there will be a restriction of all movement within Lagos and Abuja during the 14-day lockdown which begins at 11 pm on Monday, 30th March.
“Based on this directive, Uber will temporarily cease operations for the period of the lockdown, subject to any further government announcements.”
“Our hearts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19 in Nigeria. For more information about what we’re doing in response to the coronavirus outbreak, please see our blog post.”