The Minister of Foreign Affairs in Nigeria, Geoffrey Onyeama, has contracted COVID-19,
He made this known today on his twitter handle. He said he got tested four times and the fourth test came back positive.
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He narrated some of the symptoms he felt, Onyeama said he had felt slight itching in his throat and had had his samples collected for Covid-19 test.
In his tweet, he said that he was headed to an isolation center for treatment hoping for a quick recovery.
This is as Nigeria recorded a total number of 653 coronavirus cases. With this number, the country has surpassed the 36,000 mark.
The agency responsible for diseases and control in the country, Nigeria Center for Disease and Control(NCDC) made this known on their verified Twitter handle.
A breakdown of the cases was reported in 27 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. With 36 states in the country and 27 states have reported cases, only nine states did not report a new case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
So far, Lagos is the epicenter of the disease. The state reported 115 more cases, followed by Kwara, Enugu, and the FCT which recorded 85, 80, and 78 new infections respectively.
Others are Rivers – 36, Ondo – 35, Oyo – 30, Katsina – 28, Kaduna – 19, Abia – 19, Nasarawa – 18, Plateau – 17, and Imo – 16.
Four states – Ogun, Ebonyi, Benue, and Kano, reported nine more infections with Delta, Bauchi, and Ekiti having eight, seven, and six new cases.
Gombe, Bayelsa, Adamawa, and Osun also recorded four more cases while a case was reported each in Cross River, Yobe, Borno, and Zamfara States.* TEXT ADS**
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