Nigeria's coronavirus patients now 44 as NCDC confirms 2 new cases

Nigeria's coronavirus patients now 44 as NCDC confirms 2 new cases

- Nigeria's coronavirus cases are now officially 44 after confirmation of two new cases

- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

- One is in Bauchi state while one is in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported that there are two new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.

The NCDC via its official Twitter account on Tuesday, March 23, revealed that one case is from Bauchi state while the other one is from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja bringing the total number of cases to 44.

The tweet read: “Two 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.”

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In the last few days, there has been a sharp increase in the magnitude of coronavirus cases in Nigeria.

This has caused subtle panic among citizens, as many are now calling on the federal government to lock down the country.

Already, the Muhammadu Buhari's government is taking very strict measures to contain the spread.

On Monday, March 23, major decisions were taken by the Buhari administration.

The government asked some public servants to work from home from Tuesday, March 24 via a directive issued by Mrs Yemi Esan, the head of service ​of the federation.

The Buhari's government also announced the closure of all land borders and suspended its weekly federal executive council meeting “until further notice.”

The government had earlier placed restrictions on travel to coronavirus worst-hit countries as the world continued to battle the global pandemic.

Breakdown of coronavirus cases per state as at Wednesday, March 25

President Buhari himself is at the receiving end of the viral disease. His chief of staff, Abba Kyari tested positive to coronavirus.

Already, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has gone into self-isolation after sitting close to Kyari at the last Federal Executive Council meeting held in the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

Osinbajo's chief of staff, Ade Ipaye, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria like his boss, has also gone into self-isolation.

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