- Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed two fresh cases of coronavirus in Nigeria
- The new cases were reported in Ogun and Lagos, bringing the official toll to 42
- According to the NCDC, one of the new cases is a returning traveller, while the second one is a contact from an established case
Nigeria has recorded two more cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total toll of the confirmed cases to 42 as the pandemic fast-spreads beyond boundaries.
In a tweet on Tuesday, March 24, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the new cases are recorded in Ogun and Lagos.
The centre also claimed that one of the new cases is a returning traveller while the second case is as a result of contact from a previously confirmed case.
Currently, Lagos has 29 confirmed case, followed by the Federal Capital Territory which has seven confirmed cases.
According to NCDC, Ogun state's toll has now increased to three after the recent confirmation.
Ekiti, Oyo and Edo still have one case each. Edo confirmed its first case on Monday, March 23.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari's chief of staff, has reportedly gone on self-isolation after testing positive to coronavirus (Covid-19).
Kyari tested positive to the fast-spreading infection after returning from Germany on March 14.
The president's chief of staff was reported to have attended a meeting on Saturday, March 21, in Aso rock where he began to cough repeatedly and thereafter surrendered himself for testing.
Since the confirmation of his Covid-19 status, Kyari has gone on self-isolation for treatment, though he self-isolated himself in his home instead of Isolation Centre in Gwagwalada.
In other news, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, has reportedly gone on self-isolation after it was established that he had contact with the son of former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
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