80 travellers tested positive for COVID-19 seven days after arriving Nigeria – PTF

National coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF), Sani Aliyu has revealed that there were 80 positive Coronavirus cases recorded out of the 2,403 tests carried out on international travellers.

The PTF said this on Tuesday September 29, while stressing the need for travellers to undergo another Coronavirus test seven days after arriving the country.

Aliyu who noted that the patients arrived in the country with a negative PCR test, added that a repeat test would have been unnecessary if the country had a system of enforcement of isolation such that everybody coming into the country self-isolated effectively for two weeks.

He also directed international travellers to undergo Coronavirus tests only in private laboratories listed on the travel portal of the government.

Aliyu said;

Of the 2,403 passengers that were tested in Lagos when we started the exercise, 80 were positive. Meanwhile, they had negative COVID-19 PCR test.

“No federal government agency is receiving these funds. The negotiation for the cost is between the state governments and the private labs themselves.

“The charges range between N35,600 for the Kano portal which we are just about to operationalise to N50,400 for Lagos.”

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Coronavirus: Nigeria records 575 new Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 575 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 29,286.

According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos tops the chart by recording 123 new cases, FCT-100, Delta-58, Edo-52, Ogun-42, Katsina-24, Bayelsa-23, Rivers-22, Borno-19, Plateau-18, Ondo-18, Oyo-17, Kwara-15, Osun-13, Enugu-9, Nasarawa-7, Abia-6, Cross River-5, Kaduna-3, Ekiti-1.

Nigeria has now recorded 29,286 cases of COVID-19 with 654 deaths, while 11,828 patients have been discharged from various Isolation centers across the country.

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790 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases are now over 26,000 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced new cases on Wednesday night, July 1.

The disease control agency announced the new cases in its daily reported posted via its Twitter handle.

With the 790 new cases announced, Nigeria now has 26,484 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 10,152 recoveries and 603 deaths.

A breakdown of the new cases indicates that Delta leads with 166 cases while Lagos and Enugu states follow with 120 and 66 cases respectively.

The breakdown of the new cases across states in the country is as follows;

Delta-166, Lagos-120, Enugu-66, FCT-65, Edo-60, Ogun-43, Kano-41, Kaduna-39, Ondo-33, Rivers-32, Bayelsa-29, Katsina-21, Imo-20, Kwara-18, Oyo-11, Abia-10, Benue-6, Gombe-4, Yobe-2, Bauchi-2, Kebbi-2.

As at Wednesday, 26,484 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in Nigeria. 10,152 patients have been discharged and 603 deaths have been recorded.

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 20,000 With 436 Fresh Infections

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday night June 21.

According to the agency, of the new cases, 169 were recorded in Lagos, 52 in Oyo and 31 in Plateau.

Other affected states are Imo with 29 cases, Kaduna with 28, Ogun with 23, the FCT and Enugu with 18 each, Bauchi with 17, Bayelsa with 14, Rivers with eight, Osun and Kano with six each, Edo and Benue with five each, Adamawa with three, Borno with two, and Abia and Ekiti states with one each.

The NCDC also noted that a total of 6,879 patients have recovered and have been discharged, while the death toll now stands at 518.

See breakdown below:


20,244 confirmed
6,879 discharged
518 deaths

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Covid-19:Nigeria records 667 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 667 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 19, 147.

12 deaths were recorded from the virus on Friday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 487.

The health agency in a tweet Friday evening said the new cases were reported in 18 states. Only one state, Cross River, is yet to report any case of the virus.

According to the NCDC, the 667 new cases are reported from 23 states-

Lagos – 281, Abia – 48, Oyo – 45, FCT – 38, Ogun – 37, Enugu – 31, Ondo – 23, , Plateau – 21, Edo – 19, Delta – 18, Rivers – 18, Bayelsa – 17, Akwa Ibom – 17, Kaduna – 14, Kano – 12, Bauchi – 9Gombe – 4, Osun – 3, Benue – 3, Nasarawa – 3, Kwara – 3, Ekiti – 2, and Borno – 1

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Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi reportedly in critical condition due to Coronavirus complications

Former Oyo State Governor,Abiola Ajimobi is reportedly in a critical condition over Coronavirus complications.

Abiola Ajimobi is reportedly battling the novel virus in a hospital in Lagos, according to Sahara Reporters. The publication adds that he’s in critical condition.

Ajimobi was rushed to a hospital weeks ago after his health condition deteriorated and has since remained in Intensive Care.

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Nigeria confirms 403 new COVID-19 cases, total 16,085

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has, on Sunday, confirmed 403 new cases of Corona virus spread across 20 states in the country.
The NCDC disclosed this in a late-night tweet on its official handle with Gombe topping the list of states having the highest number of infections.

Further NCDC data shows that 5,220 have so far been discharged while, unfortunately, 420 persons have lost their lives to COVID19.

See the breakdown below:

  1. Gombe-73
  2. Lagos-68
  3. Kano-46
  4. Edo-36
  5. FCT-35
  6. Nasarawa-31
  7. Kaduna-17
  8. Oyo-16
  9. Abia-15
  10. Delta-13
  11. Borno-13
  12. Plateau-8
  13. Niger-7
  14. Rivers-7
  15. Enugu-6
  16. Ogun-6
  17. Kebbi-3
  18. Ondo-1
  19. Anambra-1
  20. Imo-1

So far Nigeria has:

16,085 confirmed case

5,220 discharged

420 deaths

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Nigeria records 627 new coronavirus cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, June 12, reported that there are 627 new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.
In the new cases, Lagos still tops the list with 229 cases while the FCT follows with 65 infections, Abia 54, Borno 42.

Oyo has 35 while Rivers and Edo came 6th and 7th respectively with 28 cases each.

Gombe, on the other hand, has 27 cases while Ogun has 21.

See the full list below:

Nigeria now has a total of 15,181 confirmed cases, 4891 discharged and 399 deaths

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Nigeria records 328 new cases of COVID-19 :Lagos top list with 121 new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced fresh 328 cases of coronavirus in the country.
The national health agency announced the new cases via its Twitter page yesterday evening,Friday June 5 .

According to the release

Lagos state lead the pack with 121 new cases while

FCT follows with 70,

Bauchi 25,

Rivers 18, and Oyo 16.
With the latest report, Nigeria now has a total of 11844 cases with 333 deaths and 3696 recoveries.

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 339 new cases of Coronavirus Total Infections Exceed 7000

Three hundred and thirty-nine more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Nigeria on Thursday, May 21 –

The new infections were confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

According to the health agency, Lagos reported 139 new cases, Kano had 28, Oyo 28, Edo 25, and Katsina 22.

Other states with new cases include Kaduna with 18, Jigawa with 14, Yobe and Plateau with 13 cases each, the FCT with 11, eight in Gombe, five in Ogun, four in Bauchi and Nasarawa each, three in Delta, two in Ondo, and one each in Rivers and Adamawa.

NCDC also reported the discharge of 67 patients, bringing the number of successfully treated cases to 1,907.

However, deaths also increased by 11, taking the country’s death toll from the virus to 211.

339 new cases of #COVID19;


7016 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 1907
Deaths: 211

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