A nigerian baby has contracted the coronaVirus – NCDC


The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. E. Osage Ehanire, has revealed that one of the five new cases of CoronaVirus in Nigeria includes a baby.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health jointly released a communique on the recent development of the CoronaVirus pandemic in Nigeria.

According to Dr. Ehanire, the five new cases are from travelers who came into Nigeria from the UK and the US.

Four of them are Nigerians, while one is an American.

These new cases in Nigeria peg the total confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8.

The age of the Nigerian baby was, however, not disclosed.

So far, there are over 200,000 cases globally, with a mortality rate of 2 percent.

The US has since issued a travel ban to all European countries except the United Kingdom.

Russia has followed suit by issuing a ban to the US, UK, and UAE.

This morning, the Nigerian Government announced a similar ban to disaffected countries in a bid to protect Nigerians.