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Lagos Records 3 New Cases Of Coronavirus In Nigeria

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Lagos has recorded three new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Lagos State Ministry of Health announced on Sunday morning, March 22, announced that three new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

The Lagos State Ministry of Health said in a tweet that one of the 3 new patients is a 51year old Briton who arrived Nigeria March 8 via BA75 flight. It added that the 2nd is a Nigerian on connecting flight KL0582 London Amsterdam / KL0587 Amsterdam – Lagos March 14.

LSMOH added in its tweet that the 3rd is a 65year old United States citizen who arrived in Lagos about 6 weeks ago.

Confirming the same, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said three new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Lagos. It added that the cases had a history of travelling to high-risk countries in the last seven days.

NewsOne Nigeria reports that this brings the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country to 26 as at 8:05 am on Sunday. This is including the case announced by Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, southwest Nigeria on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, at least two COVID-19 patients have been discharged since cases of the disease were confirmed in Nigeria. There are 19 patients in Lagos; one in Ekiti; two in Ogun, and three in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

“The COVID-19 confirmation test for the suspected case at Bodija has come back POSITIVE. The result was released at 17:35 PM of March 21, 2020,” Governor Makinde had said.

“Another returnee from Texas, USA, has also been identified at Oluyole local government area. She has been kept in self-isolation with close monitoring by the state epidemiological team. All recent returnees are again urged to identify themselves to ministry officials and self-isolate for 14 days.”

Meanwhile, the agency urged anyone who returned to Nigeria from any country in the last 14 days to embark on self-isolation.

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