The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19 in Nigeria.
In a tweet via its verified Twitter handle, it said out of the five cases, two are in the Federal Capital Territory, two in Lagos and one in Edo state.
The NCDC added that two returned from the United Kingdom.
“Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo. 2 cases are returning travellers from the UK,” it said.
“As at 09:45 am on 23rd March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged.”
Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo
2 cases are returning travellers from the UK
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020
There are now 35 confirmed cases in the country. Two of them have been discharged after testing negative.