23 suspected cases identified in 5 states

23 suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says in Edo, Lagos, Ogun, FCT and Kano states, out of which one was confirmed positive “index case” with no death. NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, adding that as of March 7, there was no new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country.

NAN reports that this was the eighth national situation report, following the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 disease in the country on Feb. 27, 2020.

Ihekweazu said that a total of 219 contacts were identified, including contacts from hotels, workplaces, and healthcare workers.

“No new contacts have been reported in Lagos and Ogun states,” he stressed.

He said the confirmed case was clinically stable at the designated treatment facility for COVID-19 at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Yaba, Lagos. He reiterated that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) activated at level three, had continued to coordinate the national response activities, led by NCDC.

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