The spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria does not look like it is stopping anytime soon as says the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced that twelve new cases of the virus have been reported in Nigeria. READ ALSO: Anxiety Hits El-Rufai’s Camp Over Possible Contact
Earlier, reports emerged that nine new cases were recorded in Osun State, two in Edo State and one in Ekiti State.
The Centre, via its verified Twitter account, stated: “As at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria.
“Nine have been discharged while two deaths have been recorded.
The pandemic, which has been recorded in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, sees Lagos State topping the chart of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with 82 cases followed by the Federal Capital Territory, with 28 cases.
With the nine new cases in Osun State, the South-West state followed with a total of 14 cases, while Oyo State has eight cases including Governor Seyi Makinde while there are four cases in Ogun State.
With the new cases announced on Wednesday, the figure of COVID-19 patients in Edo State soared from two to four while Ekiti’s rose to two.
Kaduna State, on the other hand, has recorded three cases so far including Governor Nasir El-Rufai, with Enugu and Bauchi States having two cases each including Governor Bala Mohammed
Rivers and Benue States, in the meantime, have one confirmed case each.
According to reports that the COVID-19 lockdown announced by the President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Ogun, and FCT is effective in Lagos and the FCT while that of Ogun would begin Friday.
The president had said in a broadcast on Sunday that the lockdown would last 14 days and was part of measures to contain the spread of the virus which has infected over 700,000 people globally, killing over 35,000.
The situation in Osun, however, has seen a host of Nigerians on Twitter wondering what is going in the state and how the figure rose in a few hours.