The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed ten new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria with three in
the nation’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and seven in Lagos State.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 22.
The ministry said that the 10 new cases are Nigerian nationals; nine) of them have travel
history to the Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom. They returned to the country in the past one week.
It said that the 10th case is a
close contact of a previously confirmed case.
According to the ministry, the three cases in the FCT are being treated at the University of Abuja
Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada while the seven new cases in Lagos are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba.
“All 10 (ten) new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving treatment.
“As of the 21st of March 2020, 22 (twenty-two) cases have been confirmed, 2 (two) cases have been discharged and there has been no
death from COVID-19 in Nigeria. The Federal Government of Nigeria remains committed to working with states to provide optimal care for all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.
Contact tracing is ongoing to identify all persons who have been in contact with the new confirmed cases.
“The Port Health Services of the Federal Ministry of Health has heightened screening at all air, land and sea points of entry into Nigeria and adapted the protocols to reflect the
travel guidance issued by the Presidential Task Force on the Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19).”