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Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Abuja Hit by COVID-19 As Country Records 10 Fresh Cases

22 cases of COVID-19 so far recorded in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Abuja Hit by COVID-19 As Country Records 10 Fresh Cases


10 Fresh Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Nigeria

…3 Cases in FCT Abuja

…It’s the highest Cases recorded in a single day

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health Dr Osagie Ehanire briefing journalists in Abuja, Nigeria

Ten new cases of Coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Nigeria.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Saturday confirmed the new cases in a release.

Out of the ten cases, three are in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 7 (seven) new cases in Lagos.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 22.

It is also the highest cases of COVID-19 to be recorded in a single day in the West African country.

Nine of the newly infected persons have travel history to the Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom.

They returned to the country in the past one week. But, the 10th case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.

Dr Eghanire said the three cases in the FCT are being treated at the University of Abuja
Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada while the seven new cases
in Lagos are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba.

There have been no death recorded from COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Authorities said two of the previously infected persons have been discharged.

On Wednesday, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced closure of schools and suspension of all public gatherings in the country.

State governors across the nation have also directed that activities in all schools be suspended, this includes the suspension of the West African Examination Council Senior Secondary School Examination.

Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19 on 27th of February. An Italian man traveling from Milan into the country was said to have been diagnosed of the virus after spending more than three days in country.


A. S. Agamah is a journalist and has been practicing in Nigeria for about a decade. His interest cuts across politics, economics, health, sociocultural issues and community reporting.

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