The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country has risen to 35.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control , (NCDC) confirmed five new cases of the disease (COVID-19) in the country on Monday morning.

The centre said two of the cases were in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Lagos and one in Edo state.

NCDC had raised alarm over the influx of people from countries with high cases of coronavirus saying “they are the biggest source of transmission.”

The centre appealed to Nigerians to take responsibility and prevent further transmission of the virus.

Lagos State Director of Epidemiology, Biosecurity and Global Health, Dr. Ismail Abdul-Salam, recently said that on a daily basis, not less than 38,000 people came into the country through the ports while 730 of this number are from coronavirus high-risk countries.