According to latest update from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across Nigeria has risen to 44.
The confirmation came hours after Bauchi governor, Bala Mohammed, and President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The new confirmed cases appeared to be that of both officials as they were diagnosed in their bases – Abuja and Bauchi. NCDC, the agency in the frontline of the government’s intervention against the disease said it could not confirm Mr Kyari’s case as it has a policy of not naming COVID-19 patients.
With the newest update, Lagos has so far reported 29 cases of the virus, FCT – 8, Ogun – 3, while Bauchi, Oyo, Ekiti, and Edo states have one case each. Of the 44 cases, 31 had travel history to high-risk countries in the last two weeks.
The update followed the shutting of markets selling non-essential life-saving products in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital and worst-hit by coronavirus.
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