By Akeem Oyetunji, IBADAN
Nigeria has recorded five new cases of Coronavirus codenamed Covid-19, bringing the total number as at Wednesday night to 51.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Rivers
“3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case.
“As at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are 51 confirmed cases, 2 discharged, 1 death,” the Centre tweeted @NCDCgov.
Below is the breakdown of cases by states in real time:
Total: 51 confirmed cases #COVID19Nigeria
Prompt News reports that some high profile Nigerians have tested positive for Covid-19 including the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed and son of a former Vice President, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar.
In the same vein, some state governors are currently in self-isolation while expecting the results of tests being carried out by @NCDCgov.
The governors include: Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, Mohammed Bello of Niger and Godwin Obaseki of Edo among others.