FLASH: Nigerian Govt annouces 3 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Abuja, 22 cases now in Nigeria
Three persons has on Saturday tested positive for Coronavirus in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.
According to the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, the capital’s index case is an official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (male).
He was one of the passengers on the British Airways’ flight that landed on March 13, 2020.
Ehanire said that the three patients had been moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.
The Minister wrote on his verified Twitter handle:
“Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of COVID19 in Lagos and FCT.
That is a total of 22 cases in Nigeria:
Abuja – FCT: 3,
Ekiti 1 and
2 have been discharged.
All cases are clinically stable and receiving adequate care.
All are Nigerians, 9 returning from Canada, France, Netherlands, Spain & UK, 1 close contact of a known case.
In FCT, the cases are being treated at University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
In Lagos, the cases are being treated at Infectious Disease Hospital, Lagos.”