ICYMI: Benue records first case of coronavirus.

Benue, a state in the North Central part of Nigeria has recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19 according to reports from the National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The NCDC did not tell if the person got infected from abroad or had it from community transmission.

Benue records first case of coronavirus
Benue records first case of coronavirus

In a series of tweets from the NCDC:

“8 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria, 7 in Lagos and 1 in Benue State.

As at 04:00 pm 28th March there are 89 confirmed cases of COVID -19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death.

As at 04:00 pm 28th March, there are 89 confirmed cases 1 death

For a breakdown of cases by states in real time, please see covid19.ncdc.gov.ng


Lagos – 59

FCT – 14

Ogun – 3

Enugu – 2

Ekiti – 1

Oyo – 3

Edo – 2

Bauchi – 2

Osun -1

Rivers -1

Benue- 1″

Coronavirus is presently in 5 out of 6 geopolitical regions with the exception of North-East.

The fight against coronavirus is a joint task and we all need to play our part.

Wash your hands

Your hands should not touch your face

Social Distancing

No parties

No large gatherings

Stay at home

Eat fruits to boost your immune system

Don’t share fake news

Report to the appropriate authorities if you notice any symptom or you have a case to report. See numbers for different states to callhere.

Follow the Nigerian Health Blog to get daily updates on the different states preparedness for coronavirus. Let us defeat coronavirus together.


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