BREAKING: Nigeria Records More Coronavirus Cases


The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed new case of coronavirus in Nigeria.

The update was posted on NCDC Twitter, Monday night.

“Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 3 are in Lagos State and 1 in FCT. Two of these cases are returning travellers

“As at 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded,” the tweet read.

The disease has been declared a global pandemic.

A former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Suleiman Achimugu, reportedly died of coronavirus this morning.

PPMC is a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

He returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom a fortnight ago and started showing symptoms of the virus last Tuesday.

Achimugu was said to have die around 2:00am on Monday.

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