Osun gets first case of coronavirus as Nigeria case rises to 46

by NewsNG Editor

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday morning confirmed Osun State index case of coronavirus.

“Two new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in Lagos and 1 in Osun,” NCDC tweeted.


“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.”


Both Osun and Lagos has recent days anonounced measures to stop the spread of the dreaded virus. They have both ordered state civil servants to work from home while also restricting social gatherings and also closed all schools across the states.

Nigerian Government Monday advised residents of Abuja and Lagos, the two cities which are hardest hit by coronavirus, to stay at home “until further advice is given”.

The Presidency asked all citizens to respect the “advisory and…measures put in place to curtail the spread of #COVID19.”

The country announced last week that all its international airports would not welcome international flights and suspended its visa-on-arrival programme.

That measure itself came after it initially halted flights from 15 countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea, Iran, Italy and China, Others included Japan, France, Germany, Norway, Netherlands and Switzerland. Austria and Sweden are also on the list.

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