COVID-19: Rivers State Records First Coronavirus Case As NCDC Confirms 5 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in the country.

NCDC announced the cases late on Wednesday night in a tweet on its official account.

According to the tweet, Rivers State has recorded its first case of the virus while the FCT and Lagos account for two new cases each.

This brings to 51 the number of confirmed cases in the country with Lagos still accounting for the highest number, 32, followed by the FCT which has 10.

“Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Rivers

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“3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case.

“As at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are

51 confirmed cases
2 discharged
1 death,” the tweet read.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday closed all entries into the state in an attempt to shut out the virus.

He had also ordered residents of the state not to travel out of the state.