COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 20 New Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria As Number Rises To 343

Twenty new cases of the coronavirus infection have been confirmed on Monday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC).

Confirming the cases on its official Twitter account on Monday evening, the NCDC disclosed the confirmed cases were in Lagos, Kano, Edo, Ogun and Ondo States.

This now brings the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 343.

The statement from NCDC read: “Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows:

13 in Lagos
2 in Edo
2 in Kano
2 in Ogun
1 in Ondo

“As at 09:50 pm 13th April, there are 343 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 91 have been discharged with 10 deaths.

Meanwhile, as previously reported , President Muhamadu Buhari on Monday extended the lockdown on Lagos State, Ogun State and the FCT over the coronavirus outbreak.

The President made this known in a nationwide broadcast where he announced that the lockdown extended was for another fourteen days.

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