The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lagos and Nigeria has increased to eight, almost tripling the number from 24 hours ago when the numbers stood at three.
On Tuesday, the Federal Ministry of Health reported the third confirmed case of coronavirus in Lagos, and just a day later, it has announced that the number has increased to eight.
The new five cases are people who travelled into Nigeria from the UK and USA.
In a tweet confirming the situation, the official handle of Federal Ministry of Health wrote: "@Fmohnigeria has announced 5 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria bringing the total number confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8.
"All 5 cases had a travel history to the UK/USA.
"We urge Nigerians to remain calm as public health response activities are intensified across the country."
"A detailed travel history of each case is being compiled & contact tracing has begun
"Our National Emergency Operations Centre is supporting response in the states
"The Federal Government through @Fmohnigeria is conducting risk assessment to initiate other relevant measures.
"@Fmohnigeria through NCDC will continue to provide accurate updates & take the necessary measures to protect the health of Nigerians
"We ask that the public refrain from spreading false information while we all engage in proper hand & respiratory hygiene to #PreventCOVID19Spread.