COVID19: Nigeria hits 89 cases, Ehanire, NDCD boss brief Buhari

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, Health Minister, Prof Osagie Ehanire, and the Director-General of the National Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ikekweazu, met at the State House, Abuja just as the country recorded 8 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed infections in the country to 89.

Infinitylive.com.ng reports that the meeting has put to rest rumours that the President had been flown to London for Covid-19 treatment.

The photographs of the meeting were uploaded online by the State House, showed Buhari and the other officials observing social distancing during the meeting.

The Minister and the NCDC boss were in the State House to update the President on the situation of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday confirmed eight new cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 89.

“As at 04:00 pm 28th March there are 89 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with 1 death,” NCDC tweeted.

Seven of the new cases are in Lagos while the remaining one is in Benue State.

Nigeria now has 89 confirmed cases with three discharged and one death.

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