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5 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Nigeria

The raging epidemic is spreading in Nigeria with 5 new confirmed cases. This brings the confirmed numbers to 8.

The official Twitter account of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had this to say;

“@Fmohnigeria has announced 5 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8. 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.

A detailed travel history of each case is being compiled & contact tracing has begun. Our National Emergency Operations Centre is supporting response in the states. The Federal Government through @Fmohnigeria is conducting risk assessment to initiate other relevant measures.

@Fmohnigeria through NCDC will continue to provide accurate updates & take the necessary measures to protect the health of Nigerians. We ask that the public refrain from spreading false information while we all engage in proper hand & respiratory hygiene to #PreventCOVID19Spread”

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