Nigeria has confirmed the third case of coronavirus in Lagos.. The Lagos State Ministry of Health, which confirmed the case, said the patient is unconnected with the index case.
The infected, a 30-year-old Nigerian female who returned from the United Kingdom on Friday, observed self-isolation, developed symptoms and tested positive.
The state Ministry of Health posted on its Twitter handle:
Third case of #COVID19NIGERIA confirmed in Lagos.
– This is a new case independent of the index case
– 30 year old Nigerian, female
– Returned from the UK on 13th March
– Observed self-Isolation, developed symptoms
– Tested positive
– Now at Mainland GH receiving care
She is receiving care in Mainland General Hospital.
Meanwhile, Lagos State Ministry of Health has begun tracing persons who were on British Airways flight 75 which arrived Lagos on March 13 with the second index case of coronavirus.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the state commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi, advised such persons to self-isolate for 14 days and call its phone numbers.
“If you are a passenger on flight BA 75 that arrived in Lagos on 13th March 2020, stay at home and isolate yourself for 14 days…,” the tweet read.