Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Governor who shared the news on Twitter, also revealed that he is asymptomatic and has gone into isolation.
I have tested positive to #COVID19. However, I am asymptomatic and have gone into isolation.
In other news, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 300 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country.
NCDC made this known via its verified website on Sunday.
The NCDC said after some weeks of recording a low number of cases in the country, the 300 new cases bring the total number of infections in Nigeria to 64,090.
The health agency also announced the discharge of 26 patients from isolation centers across the country.
The NCDC said that the country’s epicenter, Lagos State, reported 255 new COVID-19 cases, its highest number of single-day infections since August 22.
This is coming 24 hours after the state recorded no new case of the virus. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has 27 infections; Oyo 10; Kaduna 5; Ondo 2 and Kano 1. Read here.