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Covid_19: 4 new cases recorded as index case tests negative

Four new cases of covid-19 have been recorded in Lagos.

This brings to 12, the number of people suspected to be infected with the virus, which the World Health Organisation had since declared a pandemic.

Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi is briefing the press on the new development.

He however said, the Italian, who is the index COVID-19 case in Nigeria, is now free of the virus.

Prof Akin said he has to undergo a test before he can be finally declared negative.

Travel ban

The Federal Government had placed a travel ban on 13 countries from Saturday, including the US, UK and Italy, who are most hit by the pandemic, outside China.

The Senate on Thursday suspended plenary due to the outbreak of the virus.

Schools in the North West and Lagos are expected to be close and gathering of more than 50 people have been banned in some states.

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