Covid-19: Nigeria records 97 cases: Niger Gov, Garba Shehu test negative
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night confirmed eight new cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
The NCDC, through its verified Twitter account, said that as at 10:40p.m. on March 28, Nigeria had additional eight cases.
The centre said that four of the cases were from Oyo State, two from Abuja, one from Kaduna State and one from Osun.
According to the centre, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 97, with three discharged and one death recorded.
According to the NCDC, Lagos currently has 59 cases, Abuja, 16; Ogun, three; Ekiti, one; Oyo, seven; Edo, two; Enugu, two; Bauchi, two; Benue, one; Kaduna, one; Osun, two, and Rivers, one.
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, has disclosed that he tested negative to the deadly Coronavirus disease.
The Presidential aide, who made this known on his verified Twitter account in Abuja on Saturday, however, advised all citizens to stay at home as recommended by relevant authorities to guard against the spread of the virus.
He said: ”My test proved negative for the virus. Notwithstanding, I advise everyone that we continue the isolation and work from home.”
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Saturday also tested negative to the Coronavirus (COVID-1).
Dr Maku Sidi, Commissioner for Health, confirmed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Bida.
“Gov. Bello was in Abuja for APC Governors’ Forum and other official engagements and had contact with those suspected to be COVID-19 positive; consequently, he submitted himself for test and it came out negative.
“Since his return to the state, he has gone into self-isolation as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus.”