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Breaking: Nigeria Announces Five New Cases Of Coronavirus

File photo: A Coronavirus patient on bed

… 1 case in Ekiti, 4 in Lagos

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has announced 5 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The breakdown shows that 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.

“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 Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Ehanire said.

The Precision NG reports that as part of measures to curtail the spread of the virus, the federal government earlier on Wednesday shut down all the orientation camps of the ongoing NYSC programme for graduates of the country.

It also suspended its Visa on Arrival policy until further notice and announced the border closure to 13 countries with high impact of the virus.


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