Nigeria now has 10 new cases of the coronavirus.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, discloses this on Saturday, March 21, 2020, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 22.
According to the Minister, Lagos has 16 cases, FCT has three cases, Ogun and Ekiti States have two and one cases respectively, but all cases are clinically stable and receiving adequate care, while two of them have been discharged.
He said all ten new cases are Nigerian nationals and nine of them have a travel history to Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom; while the 10th case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case.
The three cases in Abuja are being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, while the seven new cases in Lagos are being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH), Yaba.
The Minister said contact tracing is ongoing to identify all persons who have been in contact with the confirmed cases.
Dr Ehanire said the Ministry of Health has also heightened screening of all air, land and sea points of entry into Nigeria.