Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus news headlines for today Sunday, April 12th, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease…
Cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has been recorded in 20 out of the 36 states of Nigeria since the index case was reported in February in Lagos State.
The list of 20 states excludes the nation’s capital city, Abuja, with it, the numbers will increase to 21.
The figures and updates are based on the latest records provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as of Saturday (11th April, 2020) evening.
A breakdown shows that the affected states are: Lagos, Delta, Kano, Ondo, Osun, Edo, Oyo, Bauchi, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, Katsina, Delta, Ogun, Enugu, Ekiti, Rivers, Kwara, Benue, Niger, Anambra and Abuja (FCT).
Nigeria has recorded 13 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 Saturday evening, April 12.
According to the NCDC, of the thirteen new coronavirus cases recorded on Saturday evening, eleven were detected in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, one in Delta State and one in Kano State (index case), northern Nigeria.
Kano State has reportedly recorded its first confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) case.
According to The Nation, the index case is a retired technocrat, who recently returned from Lagos State.
A top government official disclosed that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is reported to be in a crucial meeting with health officials to inform the public officially.
The said COVID-19 patient travelled from Lagos to Abuja and finally landed in Kano.
He was diagnosed at the reactivated COVID-19 laboratory test centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where he tested positive.