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Coronavirus: Six-Week Old Baby Becomes Youngest Nigerian Infected

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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.

Recall that the Federal Ministry of Health on Wednesday confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus, few hours after the Minister of Health, Ehanire confirmed the third case in the country.

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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