Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases soar to 40

Coronavirus in the lab
Coronavirus in the lab

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Nigeria has recorded four new cases of the deadly Coronavirus in Lagos and Abuja as the number of those affected soars to 40.

Earlier in the day five new cases of coronavirus in Lagos, Abuja and Edo took the figures to 36, but with the four new cases recorded on Monday evening, it has moved to 40.

So far, nine new cases were recorded on Monday.

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According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on its twitter handle, four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria.

The centre said three of the cases were in Lagos and one in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

“Two of these cases are returning travellers. As at 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded.




  1. 95 % of our cases or more are IMPORTED

    NOT A SUPRISE, we love importation , from tooth pick to tomato and used materials contaminated with COVID,, now we are imorting COVID direct.

    No wonder many wished PMB dead when he banned some importation from FOREX window

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