Lagos State and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja has recorded additional four new confirmed cases of Coronavirus.
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) posted on its Twitter handle, Monday night.
“Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 3 are in Lagos State and 1 in FCT. Two of these cases are returning travellers.
“As at 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded,” the tweet read.
The disease had been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Suleiman Achimugu, reportedly died of coronavirus Monday morning.
PPMC is a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
He returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom a fortnight ago and started showing symptoms of the virus last Tuesday.
Achimugu was said to have died around 2:00am on Monday.
Already, the Nigerian government on Monday shut land borders and directed public servants on Level 12 and below to work from home from (today) Tuesday March 24.