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COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus news headlines for today Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

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

38 New Cases Of COVID-19 Recorded In Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Monday night, reported thirty-eight new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Amazingly, Lagos State which has been having the highest record of the novel virus had zero this time.

According to the report on the NCDC microblogging account as at 11:10 pm on Monday, April 20th, the new cases include 23 from Kano, 5 in Gombe, 3 in Kaduna, 2 in Borno, 2 in Abia, 1 in FCT, 1 in Sokoto, 1 in Ekiti.

Lagos To Enforce Wearing Face Masks, Prosecute Patients Who Lie About Travel History

The Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government will from next week commence the enforcement of wearing of face mask in public places.

This was disclosed on Monday by Sanwo-Olu during at the 7th briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) at the State House, Marina, Lagos.

According to the governor, tailors have been contracted to make one million face mask, which would be distributed to Lagosians this week.

Speaking further, the governor said patients who lie about their travel history will be prosecuted.

Buhari Govt Extends Airport Closure Over Coronavirus

The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government on Monday extended the closure of airports in the country by two weeks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This was made known by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in a post on Twitter.

He said the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23 due to the extended lockdown in the Lagos, Abuja and Ogun.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.