Welcome to the coverage of the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) update for today Saturday, March 28th, 2020, on Concise News.
Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria Climb To 81 As Lagos Considers Lockdown
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Friday night confirmed 11 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos, Enugu and Edo states, bringing the total number of cases to 81.
Concise News reports that while eight of the new cases are in Lagos, two and one were reported in Enugu and Edo respectively.
“11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State,” the health agency tweeted.
Davido’s Fiancee Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Chioma Rowland, the fiancee of award-winning singer and DMW boss, Davido, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was announced in an Instagram post by Davido, who recently returned from the United States.
According to the singer, himself, Chioma, their son and 31 others ran tests but only his fiancee came out positive.
Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Go Up
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Friday evening confirmed five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Abuja and Oyo state.
With this development, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria is 70.
“Five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: Three in FCT and two in Oyo State,” the NCDC tweeted.
Lagos Shutdown Imminent – Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Friday said a total shutdown of Nigeria’s commercial centre over the outbreak of coronavirus was imminent.
Concise News reports that Lagos has recorded more than half of the 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
And Sanwo-Olu, in a live broadcast, said the state government was moving in the direction of total shutdown once a particular figure was arrived at, but he did not disclose the figure.
Oshiomhole’s Tests Result Revealed
National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has tested negative to coronavirus, the party announced Friday.
“The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has tested negative to coronavirus,” APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, said in a statement.
“Following fears, he could have physically interacted with person(s) who tested positive to the coronavirus, Oshiomhole presented himself for a test on Thursday and it has just been confirmed that the result returned negative.”
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Contracts Coronavirus
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.
Johnson made this known via his Twitter account Friday afternoon.
He wrote: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this”
Johnson is the latest high profile individual to be affected by the bug that is sweeping the world.
US Asks Foreign Doctors, Nurses To Reach Out For Work Visas
The United States has asked medical professionals around the world who want to work in America to reach out for visa appointment.
The US, Thursday, overtook China as the country with the highest number of novel coronavirus patients anywhere in the world.
To further tame the spread of the virus and treatment of those infected, the US is calling out to medical professionals to apply to work in the North American country.
“We encourage medical professionals seeking to work in the United States on a work or exchange visitor, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of COVID-19, to reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment,” the statement read.
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