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COVID-19: Nigeria hits 31 cases as Kwara, Lagos declare workers’ holiday

....Atiku ’ s son tests positive


The coronavirus cases in the country increased from 22 on Saturday to 31 on Sunday .


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control , in its twitter handle on Sunday , said the cases included 22 in Lagos State , four in the Federal Capital Territory , one in Oyo State and one in Ekiti State.


The centre said the two in Ogun State , including the Italian index case, had tested negative and had been discharged.
At 11 : 32 pm on Sunday , former Vice -President Atiku Abubakar, tweeted that one of his sons had tested positive for the disease .


The NCDC stated , “ Three new cases of # COVID 19 have been confirmed in Lagos , Nigeria. Two cases are returning travellers and one is a contact of a confirmed case. As of 05 : 28 pm on the 22 nd of March, there are 30 confirmed cases of # COVID 19 in Nigeria .


 Two have been discharged with no deaths.”


Nigeria recorded its first coronavirus case on February 27 when an Italian was diagnosed with the disease .


On March 19 , the cases rose to 12 with most of the affected people being returnees from Europe and the United States . On Saturday , the cases increased to 22 with Abuja recording its first cases .


As of 11 am on Sunday , the NCDC said the cases were 27 in the country . It stated that the cases included 19 in Lagos ; four in the FCT ; one in Ekiti; one in Oyo and two in Ogun .


But on Sunday evening , the number increased to 31 with three new cases in Lagos State and Atiku ’s son who tested positive .


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