The country has recorded four new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said.

It said this brings the total number of infected persons in Nigeria to 40 as of 11:00 pm on Monday.

NCDC confirmed this in a Monday night tweet.

According to the agency, three of the new cases are in Lagos while the other one is in Abuja.

“Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. 3 are in Lagos State and 1 in FCT.

“Two of these cases are returning travellers.

“As at 11:00 pm on the 23rd of March, there are 40 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death recorded,” the agency said.

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