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Third coronavirus case confirmed in Nigeria



The Lagos state government has confirmed a third case of coronavirus in the state.

Akin Abayomi, the state’s commissioner of health, disclosed this at a press conference, on Tuesday.

This development comes days after the state government confirmed that the second case was now free of the virus

More so, the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, also confirmed the announcement.

According to him, the ministry woukd continue to support the Lagos ministry of health.

In a tweet, the ministry said, has announced the 3rd case of #COVID19 in Nigeria

The case is a Nigerian who returned to Lagos from UK & developed symptoms during her 14-day self-isolation

She is clinically stable & is being treated at Infectious Disease Hospital, Lagos.

The National Emergency Operations Centre continues to support @LSMOH in the response

The State has begun contact tracing to identify contacts of case since her return to #Nigeria

We continue to assess the #COVID19Nigeria situation & review national response accordingly.

The inaugural meeting of the Presidential Task Force on #COVID19 will hold today

An update will be provided after this meeting especially on travel and social distancing measures

We urge Nigerians to follow advise provided by @Fmohnigeria, NCDC and health authorities.