The coronavirus is spreading in the country as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases in Lagos, Rivers and Abuja.
According to the NCDC, three out of the five cases are returning travellers into Nigeria while the remaining two are close contacts of a confirmed case.
Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Rivers— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 25, 2020
3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case
As at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are
51 confirmed cases
1 death pic.twitter.com/DmJ47wntZ6
The virus has now spread to nine states with 32 cases in Lagos, 10 in Abuja, 3 in Ogun, while Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Bauchi, Osun and Rivers state each have one case.
There are currently 48 active cases, two have been discharged and one death has been reported.