Coronavirus: Lagos Announces 4 New Cases


The Lagos State Ministry of Health said four new cases of corona virus have been confirmed.

This brings to 12 the total number of Corona virus cases in Nigeria, although one of the victims has fully recovered. The Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, addressed journalists on the new cases on Thursday at the state secretariat.

He said 19 tests were performed on suspected cases and contacts of the five cases announced on Wednesday, out of which four turned positive. The first positive test is that of a Nigerian female who returned from France via a Turkish airline (TK 1830) on March 14.

The remaining three had one man in mid 50s, another man who never travelled anywhere and the last one who arrived in Nigeria on March 13, from Frankfurt, Germany on Luftansa flight LH 568.

“What we have is a combination of imported cases and local transmission,” Mr Abayomi said. He added that the ministry is currently tracking over 1,300 people in relation to Covid-19″, he added.

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