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Nigeria records 14 fresh Coronavirus cases, total now 111

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria has confirmed 14 fresh cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a statement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Nine of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos State with five in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

ConsumerConnect gathered that with this development, Nigeria, as of 09:30p.m, Sunday, March 29th, 2020, now has 111 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, a tweet on the NCDC official Twitter handle states.

Earlier Sunday, March 29, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a national broadcast to Nigerians, imposed a curfew restricting movements in Lagos and Ogun states as well as Abuja, FCT.

The President, in his address, said, “based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.

“This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two states.”

He urged all citizens in these areas to stay in their homes, adding that travel to or from other states should be postponed for now.

All businesses and offices within these locations should also be fully closed during this period, Buhari said.

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