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Update: Nigeria coronavirus case increases to 131 as Makinde of Oyo joins list of Positive Governors

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 20 new cases of coronavirus.

“Twenty new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 13 in Lagos, 4 in FCT, 2 in Kaduna and 1 in Oyo State,” the NCDC said on Twitter on Monday.

“As at 09:00 pm 30th March there are 131 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 2 deaths.”

Meanwhile, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has confirmed the discharge of five patients who previously tested positive to the COVID-19 from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

Sanwo-Olu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile on Monday in Lagos said that the patients were discharged after treatment and multiple testing by the state’s specialists’ team.

He said that the survivors were four males and one female, bringing the total number of survivors from the centre to eight.

Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde, Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Governor of Ogun State, Seyi Makinde, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Makinde in a series of tweets Monday said: “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result. It is positive. I am asymptomatic and will continue to self-isolate.

“l have designated the former Chief Medical Director of the University College, lbadan, Prof Temitope Alonge to head the COVID-19 Task Force while I recover fully.

“Please continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID19 Task Force. Stay home. stay safe.” he added.

According to Makinde, the dusk to dawn curfew – from 7pm to 6am has taken effect from Monday.

He instructed: “No gatherings of more than 10 people should be held anywhere in Oyo state from tonight. Sunday, March 29, 2020. All markets will be closed except those selling perishable food items”.

He added that inter-state transportation into and out of the state has been suspended from tonight, Sunday March 29, 2020. “Except vehicles carrying food items, medical, pharmaceutical and petroleum products. All measures will be reviewed on a weekly basis”.

He pleaded with citizens, however, to continue to comply with all the directives from the COVID-19 Task Force. “Stay home. stay safe”.

“Please stay safe. Follow the proper hygienic practices. Wash your hands regularly or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser also practising social distancing,” he advised.

Makinde is the third governor to test positive for the virus. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and his Kaduna State counterpart, Malam Nasir El-rufai, had earlier tested positive.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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