The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, in its twitter handle, said the coronavirus cases in the country increased from 22 on Saturday to 31 on Sunday.
cases included 22 in Lagos State, four in the Federal Capital Territory, one in Oyo State and one in Ekiti State.
The centre said the two in Ogun State, including the Italian index case, had tested negative and had been discharged.
At 11:32pm on Sunday, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, tweeted that one of his sons had tested positive for the disease.
The NCDC said “Three new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria. Two cases are returning travelers and one is a contact of a confirmed case. As of 05:28 pm on the 22nd of March, there are 30 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Two have been discharged with no deaths.”
But on Sunday evening, the number increased to 31 with three new cases in Lagos State and Atiku’s son who tested positive.
On Sunday night former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar said one of his sons had tested positive for Covid19.
Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the last election, said this in a tweet on Sunday night.
He tweeted, “My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management.