National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has announced another fresh cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The Centre for Disease Control said the country has confirmed five new cases of the pandemic disease.

This was disclosed by the centre on Friday evening through its verified twitter handle. Explaining that, three of the new cases are in Abuja while two are in Oyo State, bringing total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus to 70.

Although, three patients have tested negative for the pandemic disease after treatment and later discharged while one death has been recorded leaving 66 cases active.


As at 8:00 pm 27th March, there are
70 confirmed cases
3 discharged
1 death

Below is the present breakdown of cases by states
Lagos- 44
FCT- 14
Ogun- 3
Ekiti- 1
Oyo- 3
Edo- 1
Bauchi- 2

Meanwhile, popular Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has announced that he would donate some money for the fight of COVID-19.

The well known billionaire has announced that he will donate the sum of one billion Naira to help in the fight of coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria.

He made this announcement through the social media.

The Billionaire generously followed in the footsteps of fellow billionaire, Tony Elumelu as the country unites to battle the global pandemic.

Earlier today, OnyxNews Nigeria reports that the total number of confirmed cases of the virus in the country has risen to 65 with the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed revealing that there could be even more cases, as practitioners are using ‘contact tracing’ to search over 4,000 potential cases.

This online news platform understands that Nigeria has been doing all it can to curtail the pandemic disease with only one case of death so far.

And the spread of the disease, state governments shut down activities and encouraged residents to self-isolate.

Lagos state had fumigated environments, and created quarantine space in the state.

Top Nigerians and other top companies have been donating funds for the fight against coronavirus outbreak.

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