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Nigeria  has recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Lagos and FCT, Abuja.

This was revealed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire via a statement he released on social media.

This makes a total of 22 COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, adding that Lagos has 16 cases, FCT 3, Ekiti 1 and Ogun 2.

Though two confirmed cases have been discharged.

He said "All are Nigerians, 9 returning from Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain & UK, while 1 is a close contact of a known case"


He noted that in Abuja, the cases confirmed are being treated at University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada.

While in Lagos, the cases are being treated at Infectious Disease Hospital, Lagos.

He further It is important that Nigerians strictly adhere to social distancing and other necessary precautions in place. These measures include taking the following precautions below to protect yourself and your family:

i. Wash hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitiser if no water and soap is available

ii. Social distancing is crucial to reducing the spread of COVID-19 through;
Use of no-touch greetings
Maintaining at least 2 metres (5 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
Staying home if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Immediately call NCDC’s 24/7 toll-free number 0800 9700 0010. Do not self-medicate
Avoiding or postponing events with large gatherings of people including schools, workplaces, places of worship, crowded supermarkets and pharmacies, social and sporting events

iii. Persons with a persistent cough or sneezing, should stay at home until they recover

iv. Make sure you and people around you observe hand and respiratory hygiene by:
Covering your nose with tissue when sneezing or coughing. Immediately dispose of tissue in a covered bin and wash your hands with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based sanitiser if no water and soap is available
Coughing or sneezing into the sleeve of your bent elbow if no tissue is available

v. Avoid all non-essential travel to all countries.

He later  said "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)".

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