Five new cases of the COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 51 the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed.
Two of the cases are in the FCT, two are in Lagos, while one is in Rivers State.
The NCDC further explained that three of the infected persons are returning travellers into Nigeria while the other two are close contacts of a previously confirmed case.
Among those who are self-isolating is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, tested positive for the coronavirus.
This was disclosed in a tweet by his aide, Laolu Akande, who stated that his boss had been working from home. Mr Akande disclosed on Wednesday morning that Professor Osinbajo tested negative for the virus.