The announcement was made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which earlier in the day broke the news of the country’s first death in the person of Engr. Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of the Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC).
The NCDC update revealed that two of these cases are returning travellers.
“As of 11:00pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria.
The global death toll from the novel Coronavirus presently stands at over 15,000. (News Express)