Nigeria Discharges 85 COVID-19 Patients

April 13, 2020
COVID-19 Cases

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

About 85 persons, who earlier contracted Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), have been discharged from where they were getting medical attention.

This disclosure was made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday night when it announced five new cases of the virus in the country.

During the announcement, the agency said the five cases were recorded from Lagos, Kaduna and Kwara. It two each were reported in Lagos and Kwara, while one was reported in Kaduna.

This brought the total number of confirmed cases of the disease in the country to 323, while 10 people have died from contracting the virus since the first case was reported on February 27, 2020.

According to the NCDC, so far, Lagos has reported 176 cases, Abuja 56, Osun State 20, Edo State 12, Oyo State 11, Ogun State, while Bauchi and Kaduna States have recorded six cases each.

Akwa Ibom and Katsina States have reported five cases each, Kwara State has four, Delta State has three, Enugu, Ekiti, Rives and Ondo States have two each, while Benue, Niger, Anambra and Kano State have one each.

About two weeks ago, the federal government locked down Lagos, Abuja and Ogun State in a bid to stop the spread of the virus in the country. Nigerians are expecting another announcement today on whether the restriction of movements in the country will continue or the lock down eased.

However, from all indications, the restriction will be extended following rise in the number of cases recorded so far and its spread from Lagos, Abuja and Ogun to other states of the federation.

More than half of the states of the country have reported coronavirus, which is not a good news.

But already, some Nigerians have started to complain about the hardship the restriction has caused them, especially for a country where most of its citizens are daily income earners.

In the past few days, the number of robbery cases in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States have increased.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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