The Federal Government has confirmed that five new persons tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, thus, making it a total of eight cases of the global pandemic in the country.
Ehanire disclosed that intensified efforts are in place to begin contact tracing for the cases to control the risk of spreading the virus.
“I regret to announce the confirmation of 5 new #COVID19 cases in #Nigeria bringing the total no. of confirmed cases to 8.
“We have intensified contact tracing for these cases to control the risk of spread and @NCDCGov is already supporting the response efforts,” the minister wrote.
Later in the day, the minister, while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said three of the new cases came from the United States of America including a mother and child while two others came from the UK.
The announcement by the minister comes after the Lagos State government on Tuesday night spoke about the condition of an Indian who was quarantined on suspicion of having contracted the coronavirus disease.