Ten members of the same family in Kaduna State have tested positive for COVID-19.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed this on Friday via his Twitter handle without giving further details.
He however, said the cases were among the 18 confirmed on Thursday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He said all the new cases were recorded in Kaduna North, Zaria, Chikun, Sabon-Gari.
Fourteen of them were in Kaduna North, two in Zaria and one each in Chikun and Sabon-Gari.
He appealed to residents to adhere strictly to safety measures put in place to check the spread of the virus in the state.
The state government had risen from its special meeting with Islamic scholars in the state to declare that there will not be Eid-el-Fitr congregational prayers in Kaduna as part of measures to avert community transmission of the virus in the state.