- Nigeria has recorded its third case of coronavirus in Lagos
- The commissioner for health in Lagos made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 17
- The latest case is a 30-year-old Nigerian woman who returned from the UK to Lagos on Friday, March 13
Nigeria has confirmed its third case of coronavirus in Lagos as the deadly infection spreads more across African countries.
The new Covid-19 case was disclosed by the commissioner of health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi via his official Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Tuesday, March 17.
According to the health commissioner, the patient is a 30-year-old Nigerian woman who returned from the United Kingdom to Lagos on Friday, March 13.
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She reportedly observed self-isolation upon her return, developed symptoms and has been tested positive.
Abayomi said the patient is now in isolation and receiving care at Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.
The commissioner noted that tracing of all passengers and all those who may have come in contact with the latest case has commenced.
It is noted that the latest Covid-19 case is not connected with the index case, an Italian, and the second case, a Nigerian who had contact with the Italian.
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In a similar report, a young Nigerian lady, Ayishat Akanbi, has confirmed the death of her cousin, who is a medical doctor.
Ayishat said her cousin died in London after suffering from the effect of the virus that has affected over 120,000 and caused thousands of deaths across the world.
"My cousin who is a doctor and in her early 30s died of coronavirus this morning for anyone irresponsible enough to think black people are immune," she said with many of her followers asking her to remain strong and praying for the dead.
Baba NostraAdeptus, one of those who consoled Ayishat, said he had been screaming since the day it was claimed that it was only the elderly and those with other ailments that could have a fatal effect of the disease.
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Meanwhile, Ghana has confirmed its sixth case of the coronavirus.
The latest confirmed case was recorded at the Weija-Gbawe Hospital in Accra.
President Akufo-Addo has placed a ban on all religious and public events including funerals, weddings.
He has also directed that schools be closed for a month in other to monitor and curb the spread of the virus.
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