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JUST IN: 5 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Nigeria, total rises to 35

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The Nigerian Centre for Disease and Control (NCDC) has announced five new cases of coronavirus pandemic on Monday.

According to the centre, 2 cases were recorded in FCT, 2 in Lagos, and 1 in Edo state.

“2 cases are returning travellers from the UK. As at 09:45 am on 23rd March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged,” NCDC announced on Twitter.

The breakdown of the cases show that Lagos has 24, FCT- 6, Ogun- 2, Ekiti- 1, Oyo- 1 and Edo- 1.

It should be recalled that the Federal government has shut down all international airports in the country while state authorities have banned public gatherings and closed down schools over the pandemic.

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