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Coronavirus: Nigeria’s cases reach 81, Davido’s fiancé positive

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria have reached 81 with the Lagos, Enugu and Edo States recording eight and two and one new cases respectively on Friday, March 27, 2020, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said.

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC

Nigeria has seen a steady rise in the number of cases this week.

“As at 11:55 pm on March 27 there are cases of confirmed Covid-19 reported in Nigeria. Three have been discharged with one death,” the NCDC disclosed in a tweet.

Entertainer Davido has announced that his fiancée, Chioma has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus disease.

He said she returned to Lagos from London about three weeks ago.

Davido in a statement said Chioma tested positive after a test was conducted on himself, their baby, and 28 others that they had contact with since their return from the West.

“Hey everyone! I came back recently from America after cancelling the tour. My fiancé Chioma also came back from London recently with our baby. We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history, we decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come in recent contact with for the COVID-19 test on the 25th of March.

“Unfortunately, my fiancé’s results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby. We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still yet to show any symptoms whatsoever. She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self-isolation for the minimum 14 days.

“I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and prayers in advance and to urge everyone to please stay at home as we control the spread of this virus! Together we can beat this,” he said.

The total global number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 509,164 with 23,335 deaths, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, adding Anguilla and British Virgin Islands are two new territories that have reported cases of the disease.

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