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The Nigeria Center For Disease Control Confirms 3 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Lagos, While Governor Makinde Of Oyo State Also Confirmed Its First Case Of COVID-19 Sunday Morning.


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control this morning 22nd of March 2020, announced three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria.

The NCDC said on its website. ‘’Till date, 25 cases have been confirmed, two cases have been discharged and there has been no death from COVID-19 in Nigeria

“All three new cases are in Lagos State. They are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba,

Meanwhile governor Makinde of Oyo State this morning also reported that Oyo state has recorded its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 23.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in a statement on Sunday morning, said “The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back positive. The result was released at 17:35pm of March 21, 2020.

“A follow-up on the Ekiti COVID-19 case revealed that the deceased was picked up directly from Lagos Airport to a private apartment in Ona Ara Local Government Area.

“The health authorities have contacted the family concerned and the community has been alerted for intensified contact tracing and self-isolation of identified close contacts. The information given that he stayed in some hotels in Ibadan has been found to be false.

“Another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole Local Government Area. She has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the State Epidemiological Team. All recent returnees are again urged to identify themselves to Ministry Officials and self-isolate for 14 days.”



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