Three new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Lagos State.
As at 06:45am on the 22nd of March, there are 25 confirmed cases of #COVID19 recorded in Nigeria
Of the 25 confirmed cases, 2 have been discharged, with no death pic.twitter.com/jBRsrrEJqb
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 22, 2020
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.
*️⃣ Lagos records 3 new cases of #COVID19
1️⃣ One of the 3 new patients is a 51year old Briton??who arrived Nigeria on March 8 via BA75 flight
2️⃣The 2nd is a Nigerian?? on March 14 connecting flight KL0582 London -Amsterdam / KL0587 Amsterdam – Lagos@WHO pic.twitter.com/1liJWolQCM
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) March 22, 2020