Nigeria has recorded its youngest case of COVID-19 after a four month old baby tested positive to the virus in Kaduna.
According to the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, the 4 month old was among the 20 new cases of the disease confirmed in the state on Friday.
According to the state Commissioner for Health, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, the father of the baby had recently travelled to Kano, another epicentre of the virus.
“The infant, who had been brought to the hospital for respiratory issues, was tested in accordance with the updated guidelines which advise that persons presenting with such symptoms be tested,” the Commissioner said
She further revealed that the parents of the child have also been tested and results are being awaited while disclosing that 15 of the 20 fresh cases were close acquaintances and family members.
The Commissioner also said the disease had spread into Nine local government areas of the state.
She also advised parents in the state to shun unnecessary travels and interaction to avoid infecting their loved ones at home. She also charged them to exercise personal responsibility by not allowing visitors into their homes.
“One of the Covid-19 fatalities in the state got infected when he received visitors at home.