Four new cases of the Coronavirus infections have now been recorded in Lagos, bringing the total number in Nigeria to twelve. Commissioner of Health, Professor Abayomi confirmed this in a media briefing.
19 people were tested on Wednesday and four came out positive. The positive people have been placed in isolation for treatment at the hospital facility, Yaba Lagos.
Out of the four who tested positive is a woman who had contact with the woman who came from UK some days ago who we confirmed tested positive yesterday.
The Commissioner further stated, the second new case was a female who returned from France on 14th of March on a Turkish airline TK 1830, while the third case is a Nigerian male in his 50s who had not travelled anywhere, but the result came out positive when he was tested for the COVID-19 virus.
Professor Abayomi confirmed that the 4th new case was a Nigerian male who arrived in the country on the 13th of March from Frankfurt to Lagos on Lufthansa airline, flight number LH568.
“We have a combination of imported cases and local transmission. The Executive of Lagos State is meeting on the next stage of social distancing.The best way to slow the rate is to halt the movement of the virus from person to person. Currently, we are following over 1,300 people right now to find information about the state of their health and the number is increasing,” he said.
Yesterday, five new cases of the virus were recorded in Nigeria.