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Nigeria confirms third case of coronavirus

The Lagos State Government has confirmed a new case of Corvid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus in the State.

The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi who made this known while giving an update on Corvid-19 in the State said the new case which is independent of the index case, now makes the number of confirmed Coronavirus case in Lagos and the Country three.

According to him, the new patient who has now been quarantined at the Isolation Centre in the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba is a 30-year-old Nigerian, female who returned from the United Kingdom on the 13 of this month. ( March 13,2020).

He said the patient observed self-Isolation, developed symptoms and tested positive within the stipulated time.

The Commissioner said one other person who came in from the United States of America and another traveller from India via Cairo is also under observation

The Commissioner who announced a toll-free number, 0800Corona through which residents can report suspected cases advised them to observe Social distancing, maintain a high level of personal hygiene and avoid touching their faces.

He said contact tracing right from the flight the confirmed case flew into the country on, has commenced in Ernest, while all her family members have also been isolated at separate facilities at the Isolation Centre.

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