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Nigeria Records 44 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus

44 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria so far, as at 6:25 pm on Tuesday, March 24, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported 2 new cases.

So the four new cases are caused by travellers from Germany, UK, FCT and Bauchi.

Now, two persons discharged and another to death recorded so far.

As at 1 pm today, NCDC reported two cases, which involved a returning traveller and a contact of a previously confirmed case.

One of the patients resides in Lagos and the other in Ogun State. Daily Trust had reported that the Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed, tested positive for Coronavirus today.

The NCDC had confirmed 40 cases Monday evening after four new cases were recorded in the country. The NCDC also confirmed the first death from the disease last Monday.

Following the rise in the number of cases. the Federal Government, last night, directed federal civil servants from Grade Level 12 and below to work from home with effect from today, to stem the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular with reference number: HCSF/109/SJ/1/100 and titled “Compulsory stay at home of non-essential public servants on Grade Level 12 and below as a further measure to curtail the spread of Covid-19”.

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“Government is concerned about the welfare and safety of all public servants just as it is about other Nigerians.

All public servants are, therefore, strongly advised to follow the measures being put in place by government to curtail the spread of the pandemic,” the circular stated in part.

Some states in Nigeria, including Lagos, have also called on state workers to work from home.

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