Nigeria confirms five new cases, total now 51
Nigeria’s confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, has risen to 51. The development has been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
According to the NCDC, two of the new cases are in Lagos, two are in Abuja while the remaining one is in Rivers state.With the new confirmed cases, Nigeria now has 51 cases with two patients discharged and one death, as of Wednesday evening, March 25.
Earlier reports were that Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa state has tested negative for coronavirus, according to a statement released by the state government on Wednesday evening.
The statement indicated that Governor Sule had earlier invited his medical team to conduct comprehensive tests on his person and obtain samples. “All results so far show that he is negative. The public will be kept abreast of any new developments as regards the health status of His Excellency, Abdullahi Sule,” the statement read partly.
Though the results are negative, it is gathered that Governor Sule has taken the precautionary measure to self-isolate and work from home.
Governor Bello took the decision to self-isolate following his presence at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum meeting which was held on Wednesday, March 18. Note that the meeting was attended by a lot of governors, including Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, who has tested positive for Covid-19.