Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, has recorded three cases of coronavirus.
An official of Federal Inland Revenue Service who was arrived Nigeria via British Airways flight on March 13, 2020.
According to a medical doctor who spoke to The Punch Newspaper, the three patients have been moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.
The doctor said:
“The bad news is that three samples from the FCT suspected cases tested positive for coronavirus. We have got in touch with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and we are moving them immediately. We will give more details as soon as possible concerning their flights, contact tracing and other protocols.
“COVID-19 is in Abuja now. One of the passengers on the British Airways flight works with the FIRS and he is among those who tested positive. His wife tested negative. We are hoping that all biometric sign in at the FIRS headquarters in Wuse Zone 5 stops with immediate effect.”
A top official of the Federal Ministry of Health wh; confirmed the news to The Punch said:
“Yes, we were notified on Friday about three cases by a hospital in Abuja. We are doing our own round of testing because we cannot rely on their own result and we don’t want to cause panic among Nigerians.
“The minister of health will make the official announcement once we are very sure.”
Meanwhile, a Chinese woman yesterday collapsed and started coughing & vomiting at the Nigerian Immigration office at Alagbon close yesterday while waiting for her visa.
This is a developing story more details later….