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Acknowledgments: We acknowledge the support of the Federal and State Ministries of Health in Nigeria; COVID-19 Presidential Task Force; the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 EOC; the epidemiology teams of Nigerian State Ministries of Health; National Veterinary Research Institute/Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; World Health Organisation; Africa Center for Disease Control; African Field Epidemiology Network; US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ECOWAS Regional Center for Disease Surveillance and Control; George Town University; The United Nations International Children's Fund; Pro Health International; World Bank; Tony Blair Institute; Resolve to Save Lives; Public Health England; EHealth; International Committee for the Red Cross; Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID). Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Funding: No funding was received for this study. Authorship contributions: Conceptualisation: CD-N, CLO, PN and CI. Writing – original draft: CD-N. Writing – Subsequent drafts, critical revision, discussion, and modification of the manuscript: CD-N, CLO, KE, EI, SL, CU, PN, JW, TO, MD, AM, CAk, and CI. Writing – review and editing: JO, EI, AM, OA, KJ, AJ, RY, AH, PI, YD, FS, FM, AAb, EA, MO, CE, AO, IO, FY, COb, AO, NM, TF, AAk, DN, OA, OI, SB, MA, IA, BF, SM, COf, OOk, EC, EAn, WN, AY-O, OO O-OA, SMb, HM, SY, RA, MWU, MA-O, DH, NU, MB, NW, AOg, BE, BA, ID, MS, OAl, TJ, BS, VL, SH-A, IAb, and PN. Data collection, review & editing: AAh, AAb, IA-S, SO, LL, MK, BM, AT, FS, TC. Data extraction and analysis: CU, JW, and CA. Supervision: CLO, EI, PN, and CI. All authors reviewed the article, contributed to interpretation, and approved the final version.