BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria confirms 5 new cases of coronavirus

The Federal Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced five new cases of COVID19 in Nigeria, bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8.

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria confirms 5 new cases of coronavirus
Osagie Ehanire

All five cases had a travel history to the United Kingdom and United States of America according to the Honourable Minister of health Department Osagie Ehanire.

A detailed travel history of each case is being compiled and contact tracing has begun.

According to the Minister of Health @DrEOEhanire: Of the 5 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria, one case is in Ekiti and the other 4 cases are located in Lagos.

4 of them Nigerians (one a 6-week old baby – youngest victim so far), fifth one a foreign national who came in through the land border — the first case of infection via land border in Nigeria.

3 arrived from the US (2 of them Nigerians, a mother and her 6-week old baby), 2 arrived from the UK (both Nigerians).

All being followed up and supported by State Health Authorities and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.

Meanwhile, the FG has now banned entry for travellers from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, USA, Norway, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland.

More details soon.


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