The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [NCDC] announced the first confirmed coronavirus case in Edo State.
NCDC announced this on Monday via its verified Twitter handle.
The NCDC said an additional five cases of the virus were recorded on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in Nigeria to 35.
The NCDC via its Twitter handle, @NCDCgov, on Monday said, “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: two in Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), two in Lagos State and one in Edo State.
“Two cases are returning travellers from the United Kingdom. As of 09:45 am on 23rd of March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Two have been discharged.”