Nigeria has confirmed 10 new coronavirus cases

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Nigeria has confirmed 10 new coronavirus cases – three in the capital Abuja and seven in Lagos.

So far there are now a total of 22 confirmed cases in the country.

Nine out of the 10 new cases have travel history outside Nigeria in the last week, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

One case is said to be a close contact of a confirmed case.

Authorities said they were engaged in aggressive contact tracing and containment strategies to curtail further spread.

Meanwhile, the government says it is closing its airspace to all international flights from Monday. The use of passenger trains shall also to be suspended on that day.

On the brighter side however, Lagos state governor announced that the Italian man who was the first registered case back on 28 February was discharged from hospital on Friday.

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