Five new cases of the Coronavirus disease have been confirmed in Nigeria bringing the total number of cases to eight.
This was confirmed in a press statement by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Wednesday.
He explained that out of the five new cases, three arrived from the United States while two came from the United Kingdom.
“We are still collating information on the travellers; two out of the three from the US are Nigerian, a mother and a 6-week old baby which makes it the youngest COVID-19 patient we have.
“The third is an American national, who crossed the land border to become the first COVID-19 case not arriving by air. The two cases from the UK are Nigerians”.
The Minister noted that a detailed travel history of each person is being compiled and contacts currently being traced, to identify persons who have recently been in contact with anyone.