The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday stated that 5 more people tested positive to coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing the total to 8 reported cases.
Details of the five cases as shared by Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, through his Twitter handle.
He shared that 3 arrived from the US (2 of them Nigerians, a mother and her 6-week old baby), 2 from the UK (both Nigerians).
Press Briefing by Minister of @Fmohnigeria, @DrEOEhanire on #COVID19. Five (5) new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing a total number of confirmed cases to 8, 3 arrived from the US (2 of them Nigerians, a mother and her 6-week old baby), 2 arrived from the UK (both Nigerians).
Minister of @Fmohnigeria, @DrEOEhanire: 5 new cases of #Coronavirus in Nigeria: 4 of them Nigerians (one a 6-week old baby – youngest victim so far), fifth one a foreign national who came in through the land border — the first case of infection via land border in Nigeria.
Minister of Health @DrEOEhanire: Of the 5 new cases of #Coronavirus in Nigeria, one case is in Ekiti and the other 4 cases are located in Lagos. All being followed up and supported by State Health Authorities and @NCDCgov #Nigeria #COVID19.
Useful Info from @Fmohnigeria: Two Screening Levels at the Airport:
Primary screening done for ALL arriving passengers – Temp check, visual exam
If you have Temp of 38 degrees centigrade & above, or are looking unwell, you will be moved on to Secondary Screening. #Coronavirus
Secondary screening involves confirmatory Temperature Check, & full examination by medical staff. If symptoms consistent with Coronavirus, passenger is then transferred to designated facility Greater emphasis now on Biodata Collection & Verification: Numbers, contact details,etc
Minister of Health @DrEOEhanire: @Fmohnigeria is increasing collaboration with @CustomsNG and @nigimmigration, to protect all borders, especially land borders. Emphasis on training. #CoronaVirus #COVID19.
Minister of Health @DrEOEhanire: “Nigeria is in the Importation stage of #COVID19, not the Community Transmission Stage. That’s why we are very focused on Contact Tracing at this time. @NCDCgov is doing a great job supporting State Health Authorities with tracking and tracing.”
Let’s remember to stay calm and safe.