The Federal Government on Thursday said it was searching for about 4,370 people, who came into contact with individuals that were experiencing COVID-19.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who unveiled this at a question and answer session in Abuja, said the nation was very nearly network transmission of the sickness.
Mohammed said this similarly as coronavirus cases in the nation expanded to 65 on Thursday.
The National Center for Disease Control said as of 7:35pm on Thursday, 12 extra cases had recorded in Lagos State, one in Bauchi State and one in the Federal Capital Territory.
The NCDC through its Twitter handle, stated, “14 new instances of #COVID19 have been affirmed in Nigeria; one in Bauchi State, one in the FCT and 12 in Lagos. Of the 14, six were recognized on a vessel, three are returning explorers into Nigeria and two are close contacts of affirmed cases. As of 7:35pm 26th March, there are 65 affirmed cases, three released and one demise.”
The NCDC, had on Thursday said instances of the infection in the nation expanded to 51 from 46 on Wednesday.
At present, most of cases were imported to the nation from high-hazard countries, for example, the United States, the United Kingdom and other European nations.
Among the individuals who have tried positive are the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, both of whom half a month prior, came back from Germany, where they were accepted to have gotten the ailment.
The sickness has spread to eight states and the Federal Capital Territory. There are 44 cases in Lagos; 12 in the Federal Capital Territory; Ogun State, three; Ekiti State, one; Bauchi State, two; Oyo State, one; Edo State, one; Osun State, one and Rivers State, one.
The clergyman of data, at the public interview on Thursday, said except if the individuals who had contact with affirmed cases approached, in barely any days ahead Nigeria would record a fast increment in the quantity of cases.
He expressed, “We have 4,370 individuals of intrigue whom we are following. We ask the individuals who have had contact with suspected cases to quickly answer to the specialists. We encourage Nigerians to help the experts right now.
“We are very nearly arriving at the degree of network spread. We should stop this promptly or we will record exponential cases in the not so distant future. There is no better method to state this.”
The pastor said the Federal Government was thinking about a prohibition on trivial between state ventures, conclusion of engine stops just as fumigation of some assigned territories, as a component of extra measures to diminish the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He additionally communicated amuse that measures so far taken by the bureaucratic and some state governments to contain the infection were yielding the ideal outcomes.
Mohammed stated, “We are thinking about harder measures to implement consistence, stop the exportation of the malady to states that don’t have it and limit spread. Potential measures incorporate halting between state/between town ventures, with the exception of basic administrations; shutting every single engine stop and between state rail stations. Effectively, all train developments across the country have been halted.
“Our system at containing this pandemic is working, however we despite everything have far to go. We know our needs and we know our difficulties.”
As indicated by him, government has taken exceptionally striking measures by halting universal flights into the nation.
He likewise lauded state governments that had shut markets and precluded huge assemblages.
The minister kept up that, “We are resolved to be progressively forceful in upholding the measures planned for containing the spread of the infection, for example, social removing, contact following, testing, disengagement of suspected cases and guaranteeing that our informing gets down to the grassroots.