Nigeria’s Federal Government has revealed that a six weeks old baby is amongst the five new Coronavirus cases recorded in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Enahire.
According to him, the affected persons include two people amongst three from US are Nigerians, the six weeks old baby and the mother, and two from the UK who are Nigerians.
He said, “We are collating information on the travellers. Two of the three from the US are Nigerians, a mother and child, making the six-week-old baby the youngest COVID-19 patient we have, and the 3rd is an American national, who crossed the land border and becomes the first COVID-19 case not arriving by air. The two cases from the UK are Nigerians.
“A detailed travel history of each person is being compiled and contacts currently being traced to identify persons who have recently been in contact with any of them.
“The National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and supported by partners, is supporting response in the states. The Federal Ministry of Health is also conducting a risk assessment to help guide decision making.”