BREAKING: Nigeria confirms four new cases of coronavirus

Gbeleyi Abayomi

The Lagos State Ministry of Health have confirmed four new cases of the dreaded corona virus in the state.

With this new cases, the total no of cases is now 12 in Nigeria, although one of the victims has fully recovered.

Addressing journalists on Monday, The Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, confirmed 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.

Another confirmed case is a Nigerian male in his 50s who had never travelled anywhere. He tested positive and had since been admitted.

Mr Abayomi said the third case is a Nigerian male 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.

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