The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Wednesday, disclosed that Nigeria now has two new cases of COVD-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 46.
The two cases were reported in Lagos and Osun. This is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Osun State.
According to the public health agency, both cases were detected in travellers who returned to Nigeria in the last seven days.
“Both cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last 7 days As at 07:00 am 25th March, there are 46 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death.”
Following the newly confirmed cases, Lagos State still has the highest number of confirmed cases in the country. The state has recorded 30 cases; FCT- 8, Ogun- 3, Ekiti, Oyo, Edo and Osun have one each.
According to an update from NCDC, so far, most of the infected people are those who have recently returned to the country from high-risk countries, as more cases of COVID-19 are still expected to be reported in the country.
In the meantime, the federal government has intensified contact tracing to track those who might have been in contact with the infected people; some of whom have already found and tested positive to the virus.
Among the people who have tested positive to the disease in Nigeria are government officials, administrators among others. These include Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
Nigerians, on social media, are beginning to question the status of Kogi State Governor, Yayah Bello, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole. This is in view of the fact that they have all had connections with Kyari upon his return his trip to one of the high-risk countries.