Nigerians panic as Coronavirus cases hit 40

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A local resident wears a protective face mask on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Nigerian health authorities said theyre tracing everyone whos been in contact with an Italian man who tested positive for the coronavirus, the first such case in sub-Saharan Africa. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control has confirmed four new cases of Coronavirus in the country.

This was announced via the official Twitter account of the agency on Monday night.

The four new cases takes the total cases in the country to 40.

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. Three are in Lagos State and one in FCT.

“Two of these cases are returning travellers.

“As at 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Two have been discharged with one death recorded,” the NCDC said.

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