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Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel.

Governor Udom Emmanuel.

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The National Center for Disease Control, NCDC, says it has recorded five cases of Coronavirus in Akwa Ibom state.

NCDC made the announcement on Thursday, 1st April, through its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov.

The shocking announcement is coming barely 48 hours after a Twitter user by name Editi Effiong, raised alarm that there were persons who tested positive to the virus in the state. A report which the state government vehemently refuted.

The Akwa Ibom state government had ordered a partial lockdown in the state effective Monday 30th March, without providing palliatives.

However, compliance to the order has not been strictly followed by citizens.

The Dune had reported that there has been an increase in the prices of food items, sachet water and personal protective equipments.

The latest cases in Akwa Ibom state brings the total number of cases to 174 in Nigeria.

“As at 08:00 pm 1st April there are 174 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.”

“Twenty-three new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 in Lagos, 7 in the FCT, 5 in Akwa Ibom, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Bauchi State”, tweet by NCDC reads.