President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the lockdown order in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.

He announced the extension during a nationwide broadcast on Monday.

He extended the lockdown by 14 days, saying it was difficult to reach the decision.

Buhari said the initial lockdown helped Nigeria in its fight against the coronavirus.

It was reported that Buhari had on March 31 ordered the lockdown of the states and the FCT.

The initial lockdown elapsed today (Monday).

As of 09:10 pm on Monday, 323 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria.

Of the 323 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 85 patients have been discharged while 10 died.