Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, has confirmed 18 COVID-19 cases in two days, forcing the Governor of Lagos state to direct government employees to stay at home for the next 14 days.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed three new cases in Lagos on Sunday evening, in addition to the three earlier confirmed by the agency.
Three new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria
2 cases are returning travellers and 1 is a contact of a confirmed case.
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 22, 2020
It was learned that the first amongst the latest cases is a Nigerian male with a two-week history of dry cough, intermittent high grade fever and general pains.
The Lagos government tweeted that the man was recently in Dubai for two weeks and had been on admission for three days with Chest X-ray and CT scan suggestive of pneumonia.
“The 2nd case is a Nigerian male without a travel history. He’s an *asymptomatic* contact (driver) of a known positive case,” the government tweeted.
“The 3rd case is a Nigerian female who returned from USA on March 8, 2020.”
– The 2nd case is a Nigerian male without a travel history. He’s an *asymptomatic* contact (driver) of a known positive case.
– The 3rd case is a Nigerian female who returned from USA on March 8, 2020.@jidesanwoolu @ProfAkinAbayomi #LASG #ForAGreaterLagos #COVID19Lagos
— The Lagos State Govt (@followlasg) March 22, 2020
Nigeria, by virtue of this development, has confirmed 30 cases of coronavirus, but two have been discharged.
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