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COVID-19 Cases Now 97 Across Nigeria As El-Rufai Becomes Second Governor To Test Positive

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The number of COVID-19 cases across Nigeria, is still on the rise, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, confirmed that, as at 10:40 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020, the number of positive cases had risen to Ninety-Seven, (97), with Eight, (8), new case testing positive for the virus, from the time of making the last announcement. Of the Ninety-Seven, (97), only one, (1), death has been recorded.

Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has become the second Governor in Nigeria, to test positive for the virus, after the case of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State was made public, a few days ago.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai made the result of his test known, by himself, via a short video released on his verified Twitter handle, on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

The distribution of the COVID-19 positive cases in Nigeria, shows that Lagos State has, so far, recorded Fifty-Nine, (59), cases, while the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has recorded 16 cases. Oyo State has recorded Seven, (7), cases, while Ogun State has recorded Three, (3) cases.

Bauchi, Edo, Enugu and Osun States, have two, (2), cases, testing positive for the virus, while Benue, Ekiti, Kaduna and Rivers State have recorded one, (1), case each.

Currently, the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted economic and social activities across Nigeria in particular and the world in general have, so far, been recorded in Eleven, (11) States in Nigerian Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Economic and social activities have been disrupted as a result of the various stay-at-home directives to the populace of many States, by many State Governors and the Federal Government, including States that have not yet recorded any positive case of the virus.


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