The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has stated that it has not recorded any coronavirus case on any vessel.
The NPA was responding to a statement by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday on the update of Covid-19 cases in Nigeria.
The NCDC had announced that it recorded 14 new cases, including six on vessels, which takes the total number of confirmed cases to 65.
It is the highest number of cases confirmed so far by the body in a single day.
“14 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 12 in Lagos,” NCDC tweeted at 8.35 pm.
“Of the 14, six were detected on a vessel, three are returning travellers into Nigeria & one is close contact of a confirmed case,” NCDC said.
But in a reaction which seems to contradict the NCDC, the NPA which is the agency in charge of ports in Nigeria said it did not record any such case.
“Hello @NCDCgov. In respect to the 6 new cases that “were detected on a vessel” in Lagos, the Authority in collaboration with Port Health has not recorded any confirmed cases to date.”
“To enable verification and proper record keeping, kindly avail us with specific details on the name of the Vessel the passengers were on board, and the Terminal or Jetty where they berthed,” the NPA tweeted.
Hello @NCDCgov. In respect to the 6 new cases that “were detected on a vessel” in Lagos, the Authority in collaboration with Port Health has not recorded any confirmed cases to date. https://t.co/Egi6pdrWeK
On Twitter, the NCDC was yet to reply to the issues raised by the NPA