-As Kaduna state Governor tests positive
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at 10:40 pm on Saturday 28th March disclosed that there are eight new cases of the novel Coronavirus in the country making a total of 97 persons infected with the disease.
According to the data provided, two new cases were recorded in the FCT, four in Oyo, one in Kaduna state and one in Osun state.
Currently; Lagos- 59 FCT- 16 Ogun- 3 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 1 Oyo- 7 Edo- 2 Bauchi- 2 Osun-2 Rivers-1 Benue- 1 Kaduna- 1.
Also, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The governor made the announcement in a statement he personally signed which was released to the media this evening.
According to him, he took the test for the virus earlier in the week and would be going into isolation in compliance with recommendations of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive, El Rufai added.”
El-Rufai becomes the second Nigerian state governor to test positive to COVID-19.
Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, is also in isolation after testing positive to the virus.