By Ojoma Akor, Terkula Igidi, Chris Agabi & Abubakar Sadiq Isah (Abuja), Abdullateef Aliyu, Risikat Ramoni & Eugene Agha (La gos), Habibu Umar Aminu (Katsina), Ibrahim Musa Giginyu (Kano), Rakiya A.Muhammad (Sokoto), Aliyu M. Hamagam (Birnin Kebbi), Bassey Willie (Yenagoa), Iniabasi Umo (Uyo), Maryam Ahmadu- Suka (Kaduna), Jude Aguguo Owuamanam, (Owerri), Ibrahim Hamza Muhammad (Laffia)
Daily focus Nigeria learnt that The Federal Ministry of Health has con firmed 10 new cases of coronavirus disease
(COVID-19) in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said in a state ment yesterday that there were three new confirmed cases in the Federal Capital Ter ritory (FCT) and seven new confirmed cases in Lagos State, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 22.
The minister said the three cases in the FCT were being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) while the seven new cases in Lagos were being treated at the Infectious Diseases(IDH) in Yaba.
All 10 new cases are Nigerian nationals, nine of them have travel history to Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom.
They returned to the country in the past one week, the minister said, adding that all 10 new cases have mild to moderate symp toms and are currently receiving treatment.
“The 10th case is a close contact of a previ ously confirmed case. As of the 21st of March 2020, 22 cases have been con firmed, two cases have been discharged and there has been no death from COVID 19 in Nigeria,” he said.
He said the federal government remained committed to working with states to pro vide optimal care for all confirmed cases in the country.
In addition, he said contact tracing was ongoing to identify all persons who have been in contact with the new confirmed cases.