BREAKING: Nigeria’s Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus Rise To 44


The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)  has revealed that two new cases of the coronavirus disease have been confirmed in Nigeria, taking the total number of cases in the country to 44.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the health agency said one of the cases was confirmed in the FCT, while the other is the governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed.

NCDC added that the cases have travel history to Germany and the UK.

NDCDC wrote: “2 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in FCT and 1 in Bauchi.

“The cases have travel history to Germany and the UK.

“As at 06:25 pm on 24th March, there are 44 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death”.

Here’s a breakdown of the cases:

Lagos- 29
FCT- 8
Ogun- 3
Ekiti- 1
Oyo- 1
Edo- 1

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Politics Nigeria learned that Kyari reportedly travelled to Germany on Saturday, March 7th to meet with officials of Siemens in Munich on the Nigerian electricity expansion programme. He returned one week later on Saturday, March 14th.

It was learned that the result came out on Monday and Kyari has gone into absolute isolation following the test result.

Also, Governor Mohammed contracted the virus after he had contact with the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Mohammed had returned to Bauchi from an official trip to Lagos after he met with Atiku’s son on the plane where both men shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.

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