Updated: Nigeria confirms 5 new cases of Coronavirus

*Total confirmed cases now 8


The Federal Ministry of Health, FMOH, has confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus code-named COVID-19 in Nigeria bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to eight.

iBrandTV gathered that all the five cases had a travel history to the United Kingdom and United States of America.

One case is from Ekiti and the remaining four is from Lagos.

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The ministry urge Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country.

A breakdown of the development show that, out of the the five (5) new positive cases three (3) had arrived from the United States, while two (2) had come in from the United Kingdom.
iBrandTV gathered that, a detailed travel history of each person is currently being compiled and contacts being traced to identify persons who have recently been in contact with anyone.
The National Emergency Operations Centre led by NCDC and supported by partners, is supporting response in the states.
The Federal Government through Federal Ministry of Health is also conducting risk assessment to help guide decision making.
To protect yourselves and your families, we urge everyone to continue to take care and caution as advised.


• On the 17th of March 2020, FIVE NEW confirmed case of COVID-19 recorded
    in Nigeria.
• Cummulatively, there are Eight (8) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
•  Apart from the index case, a total of 55 people have been screened for
    COVID-19 (2 new) in 8 States (Edo, Enugu, FCT, Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, and
    Yobe) out of which 47 tested negative and have been ruled out, result is
    pending for six, while two were confirmed positive.
• The second confirmed case who was a contact of the index case, has tested
    negative twice consecutively, has cleared the virus and was discharged to go
    home on 13th of March 2020.
• A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at
   level 3, continues to coordinate the national response activities.


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