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COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Friday, April 3rd, 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 Friday, April 3rd, 2020.

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

4 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Lagos

Four additional coronavirus patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital on Friday.

The Lagos State Government announced the development via the official twitter handle of the state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday afternoon.

The patients include three females and one male. The state had earlier discharged 18 patients which brings the total discharged patients to 22.

Nigeria Records 6 New Coronavirus Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced today, Friday that Nigeria has recorded six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 190.

According to the NCDC Official twitter page who confirmed the new six index.

Six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Osun State, Nigeria,” it said.

“As at 11:00 am 3rd April there are 190 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been discharged with two deaths.”

Video: Atiku’s Son Shares His Coronavirus Experience From Isolation Centre

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar‘s son, Mohammed, who tested positive to COVID-19 says he is well and good now.

This he said in a video shared by his father, through a tweet.

Mohammed said he was brought to the isolation centre at the Gwagwalada University Teaching Hospital, Abuja, on 20 March 2020.

“I am currently on my 12th day here and I hope to be out soon – perhaps when my next test is taken and the results are favourable. I should be on my way out, hopefully,” he said.

I decided to do this video so that I could speak about my experience to be of help to Nigerians

According to him, he wasn’t showing any symptoms when he was brought in, and that made him nervous.

I was asymptomatic in my first few days here and nervous; I had a level of anxiety and a little bit of trauma, especially being the index case here in Abuja. That was really the main challenge,” he said.

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But day by day, I grew stronger, thanks largely to all the goodwill and prayers and support I got from a vast array of Nigerians many of whom I don’t know. My family and friends too and a whole lot of people. I thank God I am well and good.