Nigeria records second COVID-19 death

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Nigeria has recorded its second death from COVID-19. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire stated this on Monday in Abuja during the Presidential Task Force Briefing on the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ehanire said “Till date, three persons have been discharged after successful treatment. But sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend in the person of a patient who had severe underlying illnesses.

“We have intensified contact tracing and our strategy remains to promptly detect cases, isolate them, and follow up with their contacts and also isolate and treat, in order to reduce the spread of the infection.”

“As of today, the 30th of March, 2020, we have recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria of which 68 are in Lagos, 21 in the FCT, seven in Oyo, three in Ogun, two in Bauchi, two in  Edo, two in Osun, two in Enugu, and one each in Benue, Ekiti, Kaduna and Rivers States,” Ehanire added.  He cautioned that at risk individuals including the elderly and persons with pre-existing health conditions should be protected.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, in his opening statement informed journalists that the briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 would occur daily.  This is in a bid to curb the spread of misinformation in the country.

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