Rivers State records first coronavirus case as confirmed cases soar to 51
Rivers State has recorded it’s first coronavirus case as Nigeria records 5 new cases bringing the total number of cases in the country to 51.
According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), two of the cases are in the FCT, two in Lagos, while one is in Rivers State.
The NCDC explained that three of the infected persons are returning travellers into Nigeria while the other two are close contacts of a previously confirmed case.
On Wednesday Nigeria received its share of materials donated by philanthropist and Chinese business tycoon, Jack Ma. The billionaire donated a total of 1.1 million testing kits and six million masks to help in fighting the disease in Africa.
Nigeria’s share which was received by government officials in the nation’s capital Abuja included 100,000 masks, 20,000 test kits, PPEs, among others.
According to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, who received the items at the airport, the 20,000 test kits will be distributed to the five laboratories in the country.
Current coronavirus figures according to states: Lagos- 32 FCT- 10 Ogun- 3 Ekiti- 1 Oyo- 1 Edo- 1 Bauchi-1 Osun-1 Rivers-1 Total: 51 confirmed cases