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COVID-19 cases hit 30 in Nigeria Today, As Lagos State Declares 2 Weeks ‘Stay At Home’ For Its Workers

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Today, Sunday, March 22, 2020, Eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria.

Till date, thirty (30)cases have been confirmed, two cases have been discharged and there has been no death from COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Of the new cases, Six (6) are in Lagos State and one (1) in Oyo State and one (1) in F.C.T

A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

This has brought the total number of cases in Nigeria to thirty (30), total discharged to four (4), while it has recorded zero deaths.

The new statistics shows that Lagos state has twenty-two (22) cases, FCT, Abuja has four (4), Ogun with two (2), while Oyo and Ogun state recorded one case each. All other states have zero cases as at today.

Meanwhile, Lagos State government has issued a directive that its workers should stay away from work from tomorrow.

Speaking at a press conference today, Sunday, March 22, 2020, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said;

“We are shutting down almost 70 per cent of our workforce from Monday, 23rd of March 2020. We are shutting down levels 1-12 in our public service for the next 14 days.

“We know the enormity of the task at hand and we are ready for it. We are working with market leaders and even public transport unions to ensure social distancing.”

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