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Seven out of the 8 confirmed cases from Lagos are from people who returned to Nigeria within the past one week from high risk countries abroad.NCDC
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced a total of eight additional cases of Coronavirus in the country.
In a series of tweets today, 22 March 2020, NCDC said eight cases were from Lagos, while Oyo State and the FCT have confirmed (1) case each.
NDDC said seven of the 8 cases from Lagos are people who flew into Nigeria within the past seven days from high risk countries abroad.
Nigeria has identified 13 high risk countries as China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, United States, Norway, the United Kingdom, Netherlands & Switzerland.
Already, there is a ban on international flights into Nigeria but this will not become effective until 11.00 p.m. tomorrow, Monday 23 March.
The entry of a confirmed case from Oyo brings to (10) the number of states in Nigeria that are directly dealing with the threat, as follows:
- Lagos 22 cases
- FCT 4 cases
- Ogun 2 cases
- Ekiti 1 case
- Oyo 1 case
To be updated.