The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the confirmation in a post on Monday morning on its official Twitter handle.
This brings the total number of patients with the virus to 35
The post read: “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo
“2 cases are returning travellers from the UK
“As at 09:45 am on 23rd March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged.”