By Hassan Zaggi
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that Nigeria has confirmed 10 new cases of Covid-19.
Among the 10 cases, 3 are in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) while the remaining 7 are Lagos state.
This brings the total of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria to 22.
In a press statement in Abuja, Saturday, the Minister said: “All 10 new cases are Nigerian nationals; 9 of them have travel history to the Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom. They returned to the country in the past one week; the 10th case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.
“The 3 cases in the FCT are being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada while the 7 new cases in Lagos are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba. All 10 new cases have mild to moderate symptoms and are currently receiving treatment.
“As of the 21st of March 2020, 22 cases have been confirmed, 2 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).”