Just in: Federal Ministry of Health confirms 5 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria

The Federal government of Nigeria has announced 5 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in in the country, making the summation of persons currently living with the viral disease in the country 8 in number.

According to the Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, the new cases have links with a travel history to the US and UK.

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Read through the announcement as made by the Federal Ministry of Health (@Fmohnigeria) on their official pages across social media platforms.

@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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