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6 Weeks Old Baby Among Cases Of COVID-19 In Nigeria

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The Federal Government has said that a 6 weeks old baby is among the five new cases of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

The baby, now the youngest COVID-19 patient and her mother arrived the country from the United States of American.

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health confirmed this during a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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He said: “Of the 5 new positive cases, 3 arrived from the United States, while 2 came in from the United Kingdom.

“We are still collating information on the travellers; 2 of the 3 from the US are Nigerians, a mother and child, making the 6 weeks old baby the youngest COVID-19 patient we have, and the 3rd is an American national, who crosses the land border and became the first COVID-19 case not arriving by air.

“The 2 cases from the UK are Nigerians. A detailed travel history of each person is being compiled and contacts currently being traced, to identify persons who have recently been in contact with anyone”, he added.

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