On Wednesday, Nigeria’s health ministry confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in the country.
The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to eight.
Federal Ministry of Health has announced five new cases of coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to eight.
All the five new cases had a travel history to the United Kingdom and the United States, TopNaija.ng reports.
Three of the new cases arrived from the US while the other two arrived from the UK. Four of the cases were Nigerians including a six-week-old baby while the fifth was a foreign national who came in through the land border.
All 5 cases had a travel history to the UK/USA
We urge Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country pic.twitter.com/yoKLHXoxhq
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 18, 2020
This is the first recorded case of the infection through Nigeria’s land borders. Of the five new cases, one is in Ekiti State and the other four in Lagos State.
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