Nigeria Records 296 New Coronavirus Infections

A driver’s temperature is measured at a border between Abuja and the Nasarawa State on March 30, 2020, as he leaves to neighbouring states after Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari called for a lockdown to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. – Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a two-week “cessation of all movements” in the key cities from 2200 GMT in a bid to ward off an explosion of cases in Africa’s most populous country. (Photo by Kola SULAIMON / AFP)

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday announced 296 new infections in the country via twitter.

Plateau state recorded 183 new cases on Tuesday after recording 25 new cases on Monday.

The health Agency said that the new cases brought the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 55,456.

According to the NCDC, 103 people who have been treated and recovered from the infection were discharged on Tuesday, raising the total number of recoveries to 43,334.

The NCDC said that six new fatalities also raised the death toll to 1,067 in the country.

It stated that the 296 new infections were reported in Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 13 other states of the federation.

The NCDC said that Lagos had 33 new cases and FCT, 25.

Other states were Ogun, 16, Oyo, 7, Ekiti, 6, Kwara and Ondo, 5 each, Anambra, Imo and Nasarawa, 3 each, Rivers, Gombe and Edo, 2 each and Akwa Ibom, 1.

Meanwhile, the NCDC says that the Nigeria International Travel Portal is live.

While travellers arriving and departing from Nigeria are required to log on to nitp.ncdc.gov.ng to pre-register. The body also apologised to everyone that has experienced challenges with the new platform.

COVID-19 Provisional Quarantine Protocol for Travellers can be found at covid19.ncdc.gov.ng

The body is currently working across several ministries and agencies, with banks and laboratories, across Federal and State governments to keep the platform working for all.

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