Nigeria is attempting to trace as many as 4370 people who may have contacts with coronavirus patients in the country.
“We have 4,370 people of interest whom we are tracing,” Nigeria’s Information Minister Lai Mohammed said at a press briefing on Thursday.
“We urge those who have had contact with suspected cases to immediately report to the authorities. We urge Nigerians to support the authorities in this regard,” he added.
Mohammed said the country could soon see an “exponential” increase in coronavirus infections unless contacts of confirmed cases are tracked down quicker.
This is coming weeks after Nigeria had the first case of the virus. The country has since announced 50 other cases in eight states and capital city Abuja.
Two of the patients have fully recovered and discharged. Six more have fully recovered and will be discharged on Friday, according to Lagos State Government. One death has been recorded so far.