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Latest Coronavirus Update For Today, Monday, March 23rd, 2020

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WHO has declared coronavirus a global health emergency (image courtesy: AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURI)

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Welcome to the coverage of the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) update for today Monday, March 23rd, 2020, on Concise News.

Nigeria Records 18 COVID-19 Cases In Two Days

Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, has confirmed 18 COVID-19 cases in two days, with the Governor of Lagos state directing government employees to stay at home for the next 14 days. While the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 10 new cases on Saturday, the agency confirmed eight more cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 30.

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Ghana Records First Coronavirus Death, Shuts Borders

The government of Ghana has disclosed that a coronavirus (COVID-19) victim has died after his sample tested positive for the virus, Concise News reports. The 61-year-old Lebanese male trader, who is a resident in Kumasi, was said to be unwell and reported to a health facility with fever (temp 39.4 degrees Celcius), and cough. His case, which was the 11th confirmed infection in the country, was reported on Thursday, March 19.

Italy Records 793 Deaths Within 24 Hours

Seven hundred and ninety-three people died of the coronavirus in Italy on Saturday, taking the country’s total deaths from the pandemic to 4,825. The figure represents the highest day-to-day rise in the number of deaths. Infection rose by 6,557 to 53578 within the same period.

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That’s all for now on the latest coronavirus news on Concise News. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this online news medium.

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