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Nigeria confirms six coronavirus cases, toll rises to 190

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Nigeria’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday confirmed six new cases of coronavirus in the country.

“As at 11:00 am 3rd April there are 190 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria,” NCDC said.

24 patients have been discharged with two deaths recorded.

Currently, Lagos is the hardest-hit by the disease with 98 cases. Nigeria’s capital city Abuja has 38 cases while Osun State has 20 cases.

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


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