- A new set of confirmed cases of coronavirus has been reported in Nigeria
- The NCDC said that it recorded three new cases on Sunday, March 22
- The agency said that the persons involved are all in Lagos
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria making a total number of 25 cases with 2 discharged.
The NCDC shared the news on its official Twitter page on Sunday, March 22.
The agency said: “On the 22nd of March 2020, three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, twenty-five (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.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that as Nigeria alongside the world battles with the devastating spread of coronavirus, Oyo state government had reported its first confirmed case.
Speaking in the early hours of Sunday, March 22, Governor Seyi Makinde said that the result of the individual whose identity he did not disclose tested positive.
Makinde stated: “The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back POSITIVE. The result was released at 17:35 PM of March 21, 2020.”
The governor also revealed that another person who recently arrived from the United States (US) has been placed under isolation.
To tackle the spread of the disease in the state, Makinde said that the government has released funds for the activation of the emergency operation centre at the ministry of health, the establishment of a diagnostic centre for the screening of coronavirus and other related infectious diseases to be stationed at the UCH, Ibadan.
The development in Oyo brought the number of reported cases in Nigeria to 25. Earlier, Legit.ng reported that coronavirus scare in the country hit a frightening phase on Wednesday, March 18, as fives more cases of the global epidemic were reported, barely twenty-four hours after the Ministry of Health announced the third case.
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