FG reports 10 new cases of COVID-19

The Federal Government (FG) has reported 10 new cases of the new Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire in a statement on Saturday. The newly confirmed cases has 7 from Lagos State and 3 from Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory which is recording its first case. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 22.

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According to the minister, Lagos now has 16 cases, Abuja has 3 cases, while Ogun State and Ekiti State both have two and one cases respectively.

The Health Minister said, “Two have been discharged. All cases are clinically stable and receiving adequate care.

All ten new cases are Nigerian nationals and nine of them have a travel history to Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

The Minister disclosed that the 10th case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case. He said that the 3 cases in Abuja are being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, while the seven new cases in Lagos are undergoing isolation and treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba.

“All ten new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving treatment,” Dr Ehanire said.

The Minister said the government is currently doing contact tracing in order to identify all those that have had contact with these confirmed cases.

Ehanire also said that the Federal Ministry of Health has increased the level of screening of all air, land and sea points of entry into Nigeria.

The Minister reminded the public the importance of social distancing and other necessary precautions, such as frequent hand-washing.

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