COVID-19: 3 new cases confirmed in Lagos

Three new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Lagos State.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Sunday morning, while giving the COVID-19 situation report.

“On the 22nd of March 2020, three new confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, twenty-five (25) cases have been confirmed, two cases have been discharged and there has been no death from COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“All three new cases are in Lagos State. They are being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba”.

According to a tweet shared on the NCDC handle @NCDCgov on Sunday, all three cases had a travel history of travelling to high-risk countries in the last seven days.

The tweet reads “Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. As at 06:45am on the 22nd of March, there are 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria.

Of the 25 confirmed cases, 2 have been discharged, with no death.
NCDC advised all Nigerians who returned from any country in the last 14 days to self-isolate.

One of the three new patients is a 51 year old Briton who arrived Nigeria on March 8 via BA75 flight, the second is a Nigerian who took a connecting flight KL0582 on March 14 from London through Amsterdam KL0587 to Lagos, while the third is a 65 year old American citizen who arrived Lagos 6 weeks ago.

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