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BREAKING: 3rd Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Lagos


By Adeola Ogunrinde in Lagos.

The third case of Coronavirus has been confirmed in Lagos.

WESTERN POST learnt that this is a new case independent of the index case.

The new case, a 30-year-old Nigerian female, returned from the United Kingdom on March 13, 2020.

She was said to have observed self isolation. But the patient is now receiving care at Mainland Hospital Yaba, Lagos

The index case, an Italian-Nigeria, said to have returned from Italy aboard Turkish airline is recuperating at the same hospital and may be released soon, according to the authorities.

The second case who had contact with the index case has, however, been found to be negative.

Speaking on the development, Lagos State’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the new case, a member of Non- Government Organization Community, who travelled from UK to Lagos on March 13, 2020 aboard British Airways 75, is now in isolation and receiving care at Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

“Red Circle Contact tracing of all passengers and all those who may have come in contact with this latest case has commenced,” he said.

He explained that the woman went into self-isolation and was only in contact with her family.

Abayomi added that the woman lived with her parents, saying that the entire family had been moved to the IDH, Yaba for isolation to see if they would develop symptoms of the virus.

The commissioner said while the woman had been moved to isolation I ward for treatment, those who boarded the plane with her would be traced.

He advised those in the flight with the woman to contact the government for appropriate advice on what to do, saying also that the government would be doing aggressive contact tracing .

He said the woman was doing well as she did not need serious care at the moment, adding that she was calm and comfortable.

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