The Federal Ministry of Health has on Wednesday announced that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed an additional five people who have tested positive to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), making the total cases of the disease to 8.
The Minister of Health said four among the infected people were discovered in Lagos State and one in Ekiti State including a 6 week-old baby.
Also, one person among the new cases recorded is a foreigner who came into the country through a land border.
According to the ministry, all the new cases were traced to have recently travelled to either the United States (US) or the United Kingdom (UK).
In a statement, the ministry has advised people to self-isolate, stay safe and be calm.
"We urge Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country."