Coronavirus: More cases reported in Lagos, Abuja

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.

The update was posted on NCDC Twitter handle, Monday night.

“Four new cases of #COVID-19 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 #COVID-19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded,” the tweet read.

The disease has 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.


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