Breaking News: Edo record first case of coronavirus, first in South-south Nigeria.

Edo state has recorded the first case of coronavirus making it the first state in South-south Nigeria.

Edo record first case of coronavirus
Gov Obaseki

Also Lagos and Abuja has confirmed two new cases each taking the total number of persons infected in Nigeria to 35.

Two out of the 35 have recovered and no death has been recorded nationwide.

The National Centre for disease control made this known this morning via their verified twitter handle.


“Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo 2 cases are returning travellers from the UK As at 09:45 am on 23rd March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged.

For a breakdown of cases by states in real time, please see


Lagos- 24

FCT- 6

Ogun- 2

Ekiti- 1

Oyo- 1

Edo- 1

Total: 35 confirmed cases”

Coronavirus in Edo state
5 new cases of COVID19 confirmed, Edo inclusive

Recall that former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar announced that one of his sons have tested positive for coronavirus and have been moved to Abuja for treatment.

More details soon.

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