The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Rivers State by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), while new cases have been recorded in Lagos State and the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja.
From the five new cases of COVID-19 confirmed: 2 in the FCT, 2 in Lagos and 1 in Rivers, 3 are returning travellers into Nigeria and 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case. As at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are now 51 confirmed cases, with 2 cases discharged, and 1 death recorded.
This means that, currently, Lagos now has 32 cases, FCT with 10 cases, Ogun with 3 cases, Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Bauchi, Osun, and Rivers with one case each, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 51.
Recall that Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike had said no visitors would be allowed to leave the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa and allowed entry into the State, going forward, in a move to check the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
Governor Wike stated this on Wednesday during a broadcast, announcing that his State would have been infected with COVID-19, but for the vigilance of security agents who, acting on a tip- off, prevented an infected person from boarding a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt.
“It is with gratitude to God that I announce to you that our State would have been infected with Coronavirus yesterday, but for the vigilance of security agents who, acting on a tip- off prevented an infected person from boarding a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt.
“The infected person beat all security measures that were put in place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and was to sneak into Port Harcourt before security agents stopped her,” Wike had said in a broadcast.