Breaking: Nigeria Records 20 New Coronavirus Cases
Nigeria has recorded 20 new cases of coronavirus in the West African country.
Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Monday evening, March 30.
According to the NCDC, of the twenty coronavirus cases recorded on Monday evening, thirteen were detected in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, four in Abuja, two in Kaduna and one in Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria.
The development means the number of cases of coronavirus in Nigeria has risen from one hundred and eleven to one hundred and thirty-one.
The NCDC tweeted: “Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths.
“As at 09:00 pm 30th March, there are 131 confirmed cases 2 deaths For a breakdown of cases by states in real-time, please see covid19.ncdc.gov.ng Currently; Lagos- 81 FCT- 25 Ogun- 3 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 1 Oyo- 8 Edo- 2 Bauchi- 2 Osun-2 Rivers-1 Benue- 1 Kaduna- 3,“ the NCDC tweeted.
Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State
As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths pic.twitter.com/qXWEsSWG4y
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 30, 2020
Earlier Naija News had reported that the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde contracted coronavirus.
Naija News reports that the Oyo Governor announced his status in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Monday evening, March 30.
Governor Makinde wrote: “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is POSITIVE. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.
“I have designated Prof Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director of the University College, Ibadan, as the Head of COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully. Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay home, stay safe.”