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Nigeria confirms 20 coronavirus cases, toll rises to 210

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Friday night confirmed 20 new cases of coronavirus.

“Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 11 in Lagos, 3 in the FCT, 3 in Edo, 2 in Osun & 1 in Ondo,”NCDC tweeted

“Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo State”

“As at 10:30 pm 3rd April there are 210 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.”

Currently, Lagos is the hardest-hit by the disease with 109 cases. Nigeria’s capital city Abuja has 41 cases while Osun State has 22 cases.

Oyo State currently has eight cases while Edo State has seven case and Akwa Ibom has five cases confirmed. Ogun, and Kaduna State has four cases each. Bauchi has three cases. Enugu and Ekiti State both have two cases each while Rivers, Ondo and Benue State have one case each.

23 of the discharged patients were treated at the Infectious Centre, Yaba, Lagos State while the remaining one was treated in Ekiti State.

Lagos State, Ogun State and Abuja are currently lockdown after Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari ordered restriction of movements to and from these areas.

The Nigerian Presidency on Wednesday said the lockdown is one of the 50 measures Buhari has employed to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

So far, three state governors and President Muhammadu Buhari Chief of State Abba Kyari are among the people infected by the virus.


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