IMPORTANT: This AOL supersedes the one dated 20th April,2020. Changes are highlighted in grey. Around December 2019, an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus was identified in the province of Hubei, China. Since that time the evolution of the outbreak was very rapid reaching out to the most of the countries worldwide majorly by air travel. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on the 30th of January 2020 and further declared it as a pandemic on 11th of March 2020. The first case the coronavirus disease COVID-19 was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020 in Nigeria. Person-to-person transmission has been established between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 2 metres/6 feet), primarily via respiratory droplets. Droplet transmission occurs when respiratory droplets generated via coughing, sneezing or talking contact susceptible mucosal surfaces, such as the eyes, nose or mouth.