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Coronavirus Hits Rivers As Nigeria’s Confirmed Cases Rise To 51

Five new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease have been confirmed in Nigeria, taking the total number of cases in the country to 51.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said that two of the cases were confirmed in Abuja, another two were confirmed in Lagos, while one case was discovered in Rivers State.

The health agency added that three patients are returning travellers into Nigeria & 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case.

The NCDC noted that as at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are 51 confirmed cases, two discharged and one death.

This news medium reports that there were 2,475 cases of the coronavirus across 46 African countries, with 64 deaths recorded as of Wednesday night.

The pandemic cases have reached 467,500 with at least 21,170 deaths globally.

Below is the breakdown of cases by states in real time:

Lagos- 32
FCT- 10
Ogun- 3
Ekiti- 1
Oyo- 1
Edo- 1
Bauchi-1
Osun-1
Rivers-1

Total: 51 confirmed cases

POLITICS NIGERIA had reported that the Presidency has disclosed that contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is not a death sentence.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Adesina, persons infected with the virus would receive adequate medical attention from the federal government.

He cited the recovery of the index case to buttress his point, stating that anybody that tested positive should not panic as the virus was curable.

“We also will pray along with the persons, give them our goodwill and best wishes and they will surely come out of it. Even the index case of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria recovered and has been discharged.

“God that has shown us mercy thus far will continue to show that mercy. Anybody that test positive is not a death sentence, they will be attended to, they will be tested and they will be fine,” he said.

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