Coronavirus: Infection Toll Rises from 65 to 81 – NCDC


– As Davido’s Fiance, Chioma Tests Positive

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as at 11:55 pm on Friday disclosed that there are 11 new cases of the novel Coronavirus in the country making a total of 81 persons infected with the disease.

In a tweet posted on Friday evening, the agency said 11 new cases were confirmed in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State

As at Friday evening, the number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in Nigeria was 81, three discharged and one death.

Coronavirus: Infection Toll Hits 81 in Nigeria – NCDC

Also, Chioma Rowland, the fiancé of Nigerian star musician Davido, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

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The artist shared the news via Instagram on Friday, writing that he and 31 people on his team decided to get tested after returning back to Lagos from abroad. While he and the rest of his team received negative results, Rowland’s test came back positive.

“Unfortunately, my fiancé’s results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby,” wrote Davido. He added that they both showed no symptoms, but would be self-isolating as a safety measure.

“We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still to show any symptoms whatsoever. She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self- isolation for the minimum 14 days,” he added. “I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and prayers in advance and to urge everyone to please stay at home as we control the spread of this virus! Together we can beat this!”

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There are now around 4,000 cases of coronavirus across Africa. The virus has claimed the lives of Cameroonian afro-jazz pioneer Manu Dibango, Zimbabwean media personality Zororo Makamba and South African traditional healer Credo Mutwa. On Monday, Nelson Mandela’s grandson Ndaba Mandela also announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.


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