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.
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.
Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 3 are in Lagos State and 1 in FCT
Two of these cases are returning travellers
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020