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Nigeria confirms third Covid-19 case in Lagos


Nigeria has confirmed its third case of coronavirus in Lagos as the deadly infection spreads more across African countries.

The new Covid-19 case was disclosed by the commissioner of health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi via his official Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Tuesday, March 17.

He said that the patient is a 30-year-old Nigerian woman who returned from the United Kingdom to Lagos on Friday, March 13.

She reportedly observed self-isolation upon her return, developed symptoms and has been tested positive.

Abayomi noted that the patient is now in isolation and receiving care at Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

The commissioner stated that tracing of all passengers and all those who may have come in contact with the latest case has commenced.

The latest Covid-19 case is not connected with the index case, an Italian, and the second case, a Nigerian who had contact with the Italian.

The index case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Nigeria, a 44-year-old Italian, on Thursday, March 12, completed the 14-day isolation recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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