Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has revealed five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Onyxnewsng reports that the new cases were revealed on Wednesday night, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 51.
The NCDC revealed on its website, “On the 25th March 25, 2020, five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 was recorded in Nigeria.
“Till date, 51 cases have been confirmed, two cases have been discharged and one death from COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria.
“Of the new five cases reported on March 25, three are in Lagos State, one is in Osun State, one in Rivers State, and one is in FCT. All new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving care.”
Meanwhile, this is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).
This online news platform reports that the Presidency disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon.
Reacting to President Buhari’s coronavirus test result, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said “status is a thing of joy”
President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari tested positive for the virus on Monday, and on Tuesday, the President was reported to have tested negative but earlier on Wednesday he was said to be coughing persistently suggesting that his condition had worsen after testing negative on Tuesday.
Although, president Buhari’s test result is coming out on a day Nigeria recorded two new cases of coronavirus in the country.
Onyxnewsng understands that the two new cases were recorded in Lagos and Osun State which recorded its first case, a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Wednesday morning, March 25 by the NCDC disclosed.
The NCDC said the cases are returning travellers to Nigeria in the last seven days. The Disease control centre added that as at 07:00 am March 25th, 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria, pointing out that two have been discharged with one death recorded.
Click here to read NCDC statement.