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Confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 65 in Nigeria

By Timileyin Omilana
26 March 2020   |   7:47 pm
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to 65, the country's centre for disease control said on Thursday evening. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 14 new cases were confirmed late on Thursday. Of the 14, six were detected on a vessel, 3 were returning travellers into Nigeria…

The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to 65, the country’s centre for disease control said on Thursday evening.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 14 new cases were confirmed late on Thursday. Of the 14, six were detected on a vessel, 3 were returning travellers into Nigeria and was a close contact of a confirmed case.

Two of those cases were confirmed in Abuja while the remaining 12 were in Lagos, NCDC said.