Coronavirus cases jump to 65 in Nigeria with 14 new additions


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has detected 14 new cases of the coronavirus in the country.

The centre announced in a statement late Thursday that of the 14 persons, one is in Abuja, one is in Bauchi while 12 are in Lagos.

It said: “14 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in FCT, 1 IN BAUCHI & 12 in Lagos

“Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers & 2 are close contacts of confirmed cases.”

There are now 65 confirmed cases, three discharged and one death.