LASG confirms four new cases of COVID-19
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi
The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has confirmed four new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos.
This brings the total number to 12 cases in Nigeria.
This comes barely one day after the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Commissioner confirmed the new cases at a news briefing on Thursday.
According to Professor Abayomi 19 people were tested on Wednesday, four out of the cases tested positive and have been isolated for treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.
He said the first of the four new cases who tested positive to the disease was a woman who had contact with the woman who came from UK some days ago who tested positive.
He added that the second new case was a female who returned from France on the 14th of March on a Turkish airline TK 1830.
The third case was a Nigerian male in his 50s who had not travelled anywhere, but was tested positive to the disease.
Abayomi stated that the 4th new case was a Nigerian male who arrived in the country on the 13th of March from Frankfurt to Lagos on Lufthansa airline, flight number LH568.
The commissioner, however, said more tests were still being carried out, “we have a combination of imported cases and local transmission. The Executive of Lagos State is meeting on the next stage of social distancing.
“The best way to slow the rate is to halt the movement of the virus from person to person,” he said.
He appealed to people on the two flights to self-isolate themselves and reach the government.
“Currently, we are following over 1,300 people right now to find information about the state of their health and the number is increasing”.