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COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Tuesday, Mar. 31st, 2020




BREAKING: NCDC Confirms Cases Of Omicron Variant In Nigeria

Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus news headlines for today Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.

Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease

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.

Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.”

Nigeria Records Second Coronavirus Death

The Nigerian Government has confirmed the second death from COVID-19 in the country. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, announced this in a press briefing at Abuja on Monday.

The First case COVID-19 death was confirmed in Nigeria on 23rd March 2020, was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

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The NCDC had reported that the first case had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma and diabetes and was undergoing chemotherapy.