BREAKING: COVID-19 confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 42


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 42.

NCDC announced the latest figure via it’s twitter handle on Tuesday, hours after four cases were confirmed.

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It revealed that the recently confirmed two cases were discovered in Lagos and Ogun States.

The health agency explained that one of the cases was a returning traveller while the second case was a contact of a previously confirmed case.

It stressed that as of 1:00pm on March 24 in Nigeria, there are 42 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Juliet Ekwebelam

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