Coronavirus: Nigeria reports new high of daily cases

Nigeria has confirmed 86 new coronavirus cases and 21 deaths – it highest daily figure so far.

Officials say they have scaled up testing and so expect figures to increase exponentially.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has confirmed a total of 627 coronavirus cases and 21 deaths.

It has imposed a lockdown in the capital Abuja, the commercial city of Lagos, Ogun state and Kano state.