The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has risen to 36.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control , (NCDC), Monday morning , confirmed five new cases of the disease (COVID-19) in the country.
The centre said two of the cases were in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Lagos and one in Edo state.
" Two cases are returning travellers from the United Kingdom," the centre said.
The 1st #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67 year old male who returned home following medical treatment in UK
He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma & diabetes & was undergoing chemotherapy
Our thoughts are with his family pic.twitter.com/A7STOjTQeW
-- NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020