COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 20 new cases, toll surges to 131

COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 20 new cases, toll surges to 131

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night announced 20 more new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total of confirmed cases to in Nigeria to 131.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

“Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State,” NCDC tweeted.

“As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths”.

Lagos earlier today released five patients infected with the virus.

Suleiman Achimugu, former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), is Nigeria’s only casualty from the disease so far. He died last Monday after returning to the country from the UK.

Nigeria has closed its land borders and international airports in the last week to curb the spread of the virus. The government also said it might ban inter-state travels soon.

But, Lai Mohammed says the virus spread is increasing, adding that the system has change with the emerging challenges.

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