Coronavirus infection in Nigeria rises to 51 as Rivers records first case

Chidi Samuel| The number of coronavirus cases in Nigeria on Tuesday night reached 51, with five more cases reported.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the disclosure via its official twitter handle.

According to the health agency, one of those infected is in Rivers while Lagos and Abuja recorded two new cases.

The tweet read, “On the 25th of March, 2020, six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria.

“Of the new six cases reported on March 25, two are in Lagos State, one is in Osun State, one in Rivers State, and two are in the Federal Capital Territory.

“All the new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving care.

“Three are returning travellers into Nigeria and two are close contacts of a confirmed case. As of 11:25 pm on 25th of March, there are 51 confirmed cases – two discharged and one death.”

Meanwhile, as COVID-19 cases in Nigeria continues to rise, some governors have taken initiative to self-isolate, following their meeting with some persons who tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The governors involved are Abdullahi Sule of Niger, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti.

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