Nigeria has recorded 12 new COVID-19 infections as the total cases have risen to 151.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the new figures in a tweet on Wednesday in its latest update on the disease.
The agency while giving the breakdown of the cases, reported nine in Osun State, two in Edo State and one in Ekiti State.
According to the NCDC, “Twelve new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State.
“As at 12:30 pm 1st April, there are 151 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths”.
Currently, Lagos has 82 cases, FCT- 28, Osun- 14, Oyo- 8, Ogun- 4, Edo- 4, Kaduna- 3, Enugu- 2, Bauchi- 2, Ekiti- 2, Rivers-1 and Benue- 1.
This comes a few days after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the restriction of movement in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun State.
President Buhari had made the declaration as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus in the country.
Following the lockdown order, the President signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease.
The COVID-19 Regulations 2020 is in line with the exercising of powers conferred on President Buhari by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf.
See Tweet Below:
Twelve new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Osun, 2 in Edo and 1 in Ekiti State— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 1, 2020
As at 12:30 pm 1st April there are 151 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths pic.twitter.com/SVxZ4H3pBd