Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria has announced 5 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8.
According to a report by the National Emergency Operations Centre on Wednesday 18th March 2020,
“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 Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria is conducting risk assessment to initiate other relevant measures.
Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria 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” NCDC said.
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