Coronvirus: Cases spike in Lagos, as nationwide cases rise


Fourteen new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Nigeria, buoying up the total to 111.

The NCDC made the announcement Sunday, hours after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation in a broadcast announcing a 14-day lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja, with palliative measures tocope with the emergency .

“Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos and 5 in FCT,’ the centre tweeted.

“As at 09:30 pm 29th March there are 111 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death,” it read.

Lagos still leads with 68 patients while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) follows with 21.

Ogun, Enugu, Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Osun, Bauchi, Benue, Kaduna and Rivers follow in that order.