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Rivers records first case of coronavirus

Ademola Adeshina 

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday night, disclosed that Rivers State has recorded its first case of coronavirus.

The NCDC also confirmed that cases of coronavirus in the country have hit 50.

The NCDC, on its website, said, “On the 25th of March, 2020, six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 50 cases have been confirmed, two cases have been discharged and one death from COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria.

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“Of the new six cases reported on March 25, three are in Lagos State, one is in Osun State, one in Rivers State, and one is in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. All new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving care.”

It will be recalled that the Rivers State Government had earlier announced the closure of air, sea and land borders into the state with effect from Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Governor Nyesom Wike made the announcement in a state broadcast on Wednesday, adding that the move was to further check the spread of coronavirus to the state.

He threatened that passengers would not be allowed into the state after landing at the Port Harcourt airport.