NIGERIA RECORDS 5 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES TO BRING TOTAL TO 323

Nigeria has recorded five new coronavirus cases in Lagos, Kwara and Kastina states.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 323, The PUNCH reports.

Of the five new cases, the NCDC said two each were recorded in Lagos and Kwara while one was reported in Katsina.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced this on Sunday via its Twitter handle.

It said, “Five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported as follows: two in Lagos, two in Kwara

one in Katsina.

“As of 09:10 pm on the 12th of April, there are 323 confirmed cases of #COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 85 have been discharged with 10 deaths.

“There are 19 states with confirmed cases in Nigeria.

“Currently, Lagos has 176 cases, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja – 56, Osun – 20, Edo – 12, Oyo – 11, Ogun – seven, Bauchi – six, Kaduna – six, Akwa Ibom – five, Katsina – five, Delta – three, Enugu – two, Ekiti – two, Rivers – two, Kwara – four, Ondo – two, Benue – one, Niger – one, Anambra – one and Kano – one.”

This is as the Federal Government has not said whether it will extend a two-week confinement order on Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja that ends Monday.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had ordered the lockdown of the states and FCT to curb the spread of the coronavirus since March 31.

On Saturday Buhari issued a statement urging Nigerians to stay at home and to wash their hands to help save lives, but there was no indication whether the official confinement period would be extended past Monday.