A Nigerian, who returned from the UK final Friday, has examined positive for the new coronavirus, Lagos State Ministry of Health stated on Tuesday.
“She is clinically secure and is being treated on the Infectious Disease Hospital, Lagos,” Nigeria’s well being minister Dr Osagie Ehanire stated.
Lagos State well being ministry stated the affected person, a 30-year-old Nigerian female, noticed self-isolation, developed signs and examined positive for the coronavirus.
Already, the Nigerian Government has began tracing these on the identical flight with the unnamed affected person. Ehanire stated he anticipated the number to be minimal “due to her sensible decision to enter self-isolation from the time of her arrival.”
“We commend her for following the recommended tips to the letter. The Federal Ministry of Well being (FMoH) will proceed to evaluate the situation and alter the response accordingly,” the minister stated.
“It is very important word that many people who are contaminated with coronavirus will expertise solely gentle signs and get better with out incident.
“Of nice concern are these with current underlying medical conditions and senior citizens, who’re identified to be extra vulnerable. We strongly advise these residents to remain extra at house.”
Nigeria on Thursday, February 28, 2020, confirmed its first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos State.
The first affected person is an Italian citizen, who returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos on Tuesday, February 25 2020.
He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory on the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, which is a part of the Laboratory Network on the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.
Two weeks after, a second coronavirus index in Nigeria was confirmed in Lagos State.
Ehanire at a press conference in Benin City, Edo State, stated that the new affected person had contact with the Italian man who was first contaminated.
The second affected person has since examined negative to the virus after therapy.