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Nigeria Records 18 COVID-19 Cases In Two Days


Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu address media (image courtesy: Lagos Govt)

Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, has confirmed 18 COVID-19 cases in two days, forcing the Governor of Lagos state to direct government employees to stay at home for the next 14 days.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed three new cases in Lagos on Sunday evening, in addition to the three earlier confirmed by the agency.

Three new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria

2 cases are returning travellers and 1 is a contact of a confirmed case.

As at 05:28 pm on the 22nd of March, there are 30 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with no deaths.

— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 22, 2020

It was learned that the first amongst the latest cases is a Nigerian male with a two-week history of dry cough, intermittent high grade fever and general pains.

The Lagos government tweeted that the man was recently in Dubai for two weeks and had been on admission for three days with Chest X-ray and CT scan suggestive of pneumonia.


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