A file picture of Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Professor Akin Abayomi. Picture: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi
The Lagos Commissioner for Well being, Professor Akin Abayomi, has confirmed 4 new instances of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos,
With this, there are actually a complete of 12 instances within the nation.
The Well being Commissioner confirmed the brand new instances at a information briefing on Thursday.
Professor Abayomi defined that 19 individuals had been examined on Wednesday, 4 out of the instances examined constructive and had been remoted for remedy on the Infectious Illness Hospital, Yaba, Lagos.
He stated the primary of the 4 new instances who examined constructive to the illness was a girl who had contact with the lady who got here from UK some days in the past who was examined constructive.
In line with him, the second new case was a feminine who returned from France on 14th of March on a Turkish airline TK 1830.
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The third case, he stated, was a Nigerian male in his 50s who had not travelled wherever, however was examined constructive to the illness.
Abayomi said that the 4th new case was a Nigerian male who arrived within the nation on the 13th of March from Frankfurt to Lagos on Lufthansa airline, flight quantity LH568.
The commissioner, nonetheless, stated extra assessments had been nonetheless being carried out including that, “we now have a mixture of imported instances and native transmission. The Govt of Lagos State is assembly on the subsequent stage of social distancing.
“One of the simplest ways to sluggish the speed is to halt the motion of the virus from individual to individual,” he stated.
He appealed to individuals on the 2 flights to self-isolate themselves and attain the federal 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”.
This comes barely someday after the Federal Ministry of Well being confirmed 5 new instances of Coronavirus (COVID-19).