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Nigeria Records Five New Coronavirus Cases As FG Shuts NYSC Camps Nationwide

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The Federal Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced five new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to eight.

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 are Nigerians, including a six-week-old baby while the fifth patient is a foreign national who came in through the land border.

One of the five new cases is in Ekiti State, while the other four are in Lagos State.

Also on Wednesday, the Federal Government ordered the immediate closure of the ongoing National Youth Corps Service orientation camps nationwide over fear of spread of the coronavirus.

The 2020 Batch A Stream One NYSC members had arrived on camp on March 10 and were expected to leave in  three weeks.

But the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare said the NYSC members will be released to resume at their places of primary assignment.

He tweeted that the closure was a precautionary measure on coronavirus.

“Today across the country, the NYSC Orientation camps will be closed and Youth Corpers will be paid and sent to their places of primary assignment.

“This again is a precautionary measure on the part of the government to check the spread of COVID-19. The DG NYSC will provide details,” he tweeted.

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