Rivers State on Wednesday, recorded its first case of Coronavirus disease.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, made the announcement on Wednesday evening.
NCDC via their official Twitter page made the announcement alongside four other new cases in the country.
The tweet read; “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Rivers.”
“3 are returning travellers into Nigeria & 2 are close contacts of a confirmed case.”
“As at 11:25 pm 25th March, there are 51 confirmed cases, 2 discharged and 1 death.”
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Government on Wednesday ordered closure of air, sea and land borders with effect from Thursday, March 26, as measures to prevent the outbreak of deadly coronavirus in the state.
Governor Nyesom Wike, who made this announcement on Wednesday, in a state broadcast stated that the move was to further curtail the spread of novel coronavirus.
According to Wike, based on recent developments, all air, sea and land routes into the state would be closed to traffic, beginning from 6 A.M on Thursday.