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Susan Joshua, 30, sells roasted maize on the roadside in Abuja’s Maitama district. She and her family’s livelihoods depend on the business.

When Abuja, Nigeria’s administrative capital, went into lockdown in late March because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Joshua was confined to home like millions of other Nigerians. Now life is slowly returning to normal in Abuja.

“We are back [at business],” she told DW. “We usually sell more than this, but now we can’t, sometimes we eat only once or twice in a day.” 

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A group of people in Nigeria Lagos wearing masks and carrying bags on their heads



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