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COVID -19 Latest: Imo State Records First Case Of Coronavirus

he Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday evening announced that Imo State has recorded its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19).   The public health centre additionally said that Nigeria recorded 87 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday including the one recorded in Imo State, a development which has taken the total number of confirmed cases to 1,182.
Imo State Gov. Hope Uzodinma
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday evening announced that Imo State has recorded its first case of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The public health centre additionally said that Nigeria recorded 87 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday including the one recorded in Imo State, a development that has taken the total number of confirmed cases to 1,182. 

Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma had requested a total lockdown of the state as part of measures to stop the dreaded COVID-19 from entering the state. 

The Governor requested that all business sectors be shut down and all forms of marriage ceremonies are postponed until further notice. He additionally ordered the restriction on burial and memorial services and announced that all forms of religious worship in churches and mosques be prohibited.

NCDC made this report via it verified Twitter handle, where it reported that: 

"Imo State has reported a confirmed case in the last 24 hours

"On the 25th of April 2020, 87 new confirmed cases were reported in Nigeria."

The 87 new cases were accounted for from nine states - Lagos (33), Borno (18), Osun (12), Katsina (9), Kano (4), Ekiti (4), Edo (3), Bauchi (3), Imo (1) 

As per NCDC, One case that was confirmed in Lagos State was transferred to Ondo State for treatment. With that in mind, the number of cases in Lagos is 689 and Ondo is now 4.

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