Nigeria's coronavirus patients now 46 as NCDC confirms 2 new cases

Nigeria's coronavirus patients now 46 as NCDC confirms 2 new cases

- Nigeria's coronavirus cases are now officially 46 after confirmation of two new cases

- This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control this morning, Wednesday, March 25

- One case is in Osun state while the other is in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos

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 Osun while the other one is from Nigeria's megacity, Lagos.

The tweet read: “Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun.

“Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days

“As at 07:00 am 25th March, there are 46 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 panic with many desperate Nigerians seeking help from unauthorised sources.

On Tuesday, March 24, the federal government alerted Nigerians to the existence of an android-based malicious and fraudulent coronavirus ransomware application.

Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed raised the alarm via a press statement and said the application claims to provide updates on the virus and infections near the user.

The minister warned the general public not to download the app and to seek updates on the pandemic only from appropriate authorities, adding that it is fake.

As a relief, Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, has fulfilled his promise to donate medical equipment to tackle coronavirus in Africa.

African countries have been receiving the donations since Sunday, March 22 when the first batch of equipment arrived Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

The flight carried 5.4 million face masks, kits for 1.08 million detection tests, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields.

Nigeria has now received its own donation as an Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane landed on Tuesday, March 24 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport by 3.20 pm to deliver the medical supplies. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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