The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus bringing the total number of cases in the country to eight.
The Federal Ministry of Health made the announcement on Tuesday and added that all the five new cases had a travel history to the United Kingdom and the United States.
Three of the new cases arrived from the US while the other two arrived from the UK.
Four of the cases were Nigerians including a six-week-old baby while the fifth was a foreign national who came in through the land border.
This is the first recorded case of the infection through Nigeria’s land borders.
Of the five new cases, one is in Ekiti State and the other four in Lagos State.