The Federal government has announced five new cases of coronavirus disease in the country following the existing three cases earlier announced.
With this new development, Nigeria now has eight confirmed cases of the disease.
The Minister of Health,Osagie Ehanire,in an ongoing press conference in Abuja, on the update of the disease in the country, said all the new five cases had a travel history to the from the United Kingdom, UK and the United States of America, USA.
“We urge Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country,” he said.
@Fmohnigeria has announced 5 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 18, 2020
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