COVID-19: Four new cases emerge in Nigeria as lockdown continues

Amaka E. Nliam

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The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in Nigeria has continued to rise with the country recording 4 new cases, bringing the total number to 139 at the moment, as the lockdown continues in some major cities and states.

Some states in Nigeria have taken measures to curb its spread, such as border closure, ban of interstate travel, and total lockdown as in the case of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states for an initial period of 14 days. Nigerians are to stay at home, while offices and businesses are to close, except for essential services.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) via Twitter disclosed that out of the 4 new cases, 3 were reported in the FCT and 1 in Lagos state.

Amaka E. Nliam