Lagos govt tracing 1,300 contacts of infected persons

The Lagos State commissioner for health told journalists that  state government was tracing  1,300 persons that might have had contact with the positive cases.

“We are following over 1,300 people right now,” the commissioner said.

Abayomi disclosed that  19 persons, who had contact with Wednesday’s cases, were tested and five of them were positive.

He stated, “Out of those 19 tests, we have four new positives. The first new positive is the contact of the third case that came from the UK. She has tested positive and will be admitted shortly. We have a new case, a female, a Nigerian, returning from France via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines TK 1830 on March 14.

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“We have a third case, Nigerian male, in his 50s. He has never travelled anywhere and he presented with symptoms. He was referred to us, we went to retrieve samples and it tested positive.  He has since been admitted into our facility. The fourth case is a Nigerian male; he arrived on March 13 from Frankfurt via Lufthansa Flight no LH568.”

The commissioner stated that the state was running more tests on suspected cases and contacts of confirmed cases.  “It is clear that we have a combination of imported cases and local transmission,” Abayomi added. Punch

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