The Federal Government is urging Nigerians to brace up for tougher
measures in the efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the minister for information and
culture, Alhaji lai Mohammed says the government is prepared to take
necessary measures for contact tracing.
At the media briefing, Alhaji Mohammed said the Federal Government may
be forced to employ the services of security operatives to trace
He urged people who just returned to the country to willingly submit
themselves for proper check and contact tracing.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Monday via
its verified Twitter handle that a first COVID-19 death has been
According to the disease control agency, the case was a 67-year-old male
who returned home following medical treatment in the UK.
He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma and diabetes and
was undergoing chemotherapy.
Total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Nigeria has risen to 36, active
cases are 33, two persons have been discharged and the death toll