Nigeria has recorded 16 new cases that have tested positive for the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 254.
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Tuesday, 7th April at 9:30 p.m (Local Time).
According to @NCDCgov, out of these new cases, 10 were reported in Lagos state, 2 in the Federal Capital Territory, 2 in Oyo state (South-West Nigeria), 1 in Delta state (Southern Nigeria) and 1 in Katsina state (Northern Nigeria); the last two states each reporting their first cases ever.
Meanwhile, the NCDC has continued to urge Nigerians to #TakeResponsibility as one may not immediately know who is infected with COVID-19.
Speaking via Twitter @NCDCgov, the country’s national public health institute advised thus:
“Keeping a social distance by staying 2 metres away from people, especially someone coughing or sneezing can help #PreventCOVID19Spread.“
As at 09:30 pm 7th April, there are
254 confirmed cases
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Akwa Ibom- 5
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 7, 2020
Amaka E. Nliam