The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced six new cases of coronavirus in Osun State.
The announcement was made early on Friday, April 3, 2020, raising osun state’s tally to 20 cases, the third highest in the country.
The Osun government has already ordered a shutdown of social and economic activities for a period of two weeks starting from March 31. On Thursday, April 2, state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, signed the Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020 into law.
The law primarily prohibits anyone from violating the sit-at-home order, an offence that attracts a six-month imprisonment or an option of fine upon conviction. The law also makes the transmission or dissemination of false information regarding the coronavirus disease an offence that attracts the same punishment.
Nigeria has now recorded a total of 190 cases, as of the time of this report, with Lagos recording 98 of those, followed by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja with 38.
Other states where cases have been recorded are Oyo (8), Akwa Ibom (5), Ogun (4), Edo (4), Kaduna (4), Bauchi (3), Enugu (2), Ekiti (2), Rivers (1), and Benue (1). A total of 20 people have made full recoveries and discharged to resume their regular lives.
Two people have died, both in Abuja, after complications brought on by underlying illnesses, according to authorities.