A six-week-old baby has been diagnosed with the dreaded Coronavirus, making the minor the youngest Nigerian to test positive to the virus.
The development was confirmed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, on his Twitter account.
Ogunlesi who gave a break down of the number noted that the “3 arrived from the US (2 of them Nigerians, a mother and her 6-week old baby), 2 arrived from the UK (both Nigerians)
“4 of them Nigerians (one a 6-week old baby – youngest victim so far), fifth one a foreign national who came in through the land border-the the first case of infection via land border in Nigeria.”
Four of the patients are in Lagos, while one is in Ekiti State.
According to him, “all are being followed up and supported by State Health Authorities and The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)”.
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Five (5) new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria, bringing total number of confirmed cases to 8
3 arrived from the US (2 of them Nigerians, a mother and her 6-week old baby), 2 arrived from the UK (both Nigerians)
— tolu ogunlesi (@toluogunlesi) March 18, 2020