Details Of The 5 New Corona Virus Cases In Nigeria

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 OgunlesiSpecial 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).

He shared:

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.