Rivers records first case of COVID-19, as number tops 51

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed the first case of the coronavirus, COVID-19 in Rivers State, bringing the number to 51.

In an update on its verified Twitter page, the NCDC said five new cases of the disease were recorded in Abuja and Lagos, which had 2 persons each and the one case in Rivers.

The Centre said 3 of the cases were returning travellers into Nigeria, while 2 were close contacts of a confirmed case.

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