CORONAVIRUS: Nigeria Records Six New Cases of COVID-19

Nigeria has recorded six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 190.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC on friday tweeted “Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Osun State, Nigeria.

As of 11:00 am on 3rd of April 2020, there are 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria. 20 have been discharged with two deaths.

“Presently, Lagos has 91 cases; Abuja- 35; Osun- 20; Oyo- 8, Akwa Ibom- 5, Ogun, Edo and Kaduna four cases each, Bauchi-3, Enugu and Ekiti 2 cases each, Rivers –1, and Benue –1 case.”

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Thursday signed the Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 law in a bid to enforce the lockdown order to control the spread of the COVID-19 in the state.

Oyetola, while signing the law, said he made the sit at home and state lockdown order in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Oyetola said following the signing of the law, anybody who violates the sit at home order would be sentenced to 6-month imprisonment or with an option of fine upon conviction.

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