Lagos State Government has announced that four new persons tested positive for coronavirus, totaling eight cases of the deadly disease in Nigeria.
Lagos State health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, announced the new cases in Ikeja during a press conference on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
According to him, 19 people were tested but four tested positive for the coronavirus adding that one of the new index cases had contact with the third confirmed case in Nigeria.
The commissioner said one of the patients, a Nigerian female, came into Lagos on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in a Turkish airline TK1830.
A Nigerian man in his 50s who never travelled anywhere is among the new four cases, Abayomi said.
He said the last patient is a Nigerian male who arrived the country in a Lufthansa (airline) LH568 on Friday, March 13, 2020.
*️⃣19 suspected cases and contacts of the new cases announced yesterday were tested and 4 turned out positive for #COVID19:
➡️A contact of the 3rd case that came from the UK (One of the new cases announced yesterday)@jidesanwoolu@drobafemihamzat pic.twitter.com/O7u50KlbCc
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) March 19, 2020