Three of the 256 Nigerians who were evacuated from Dubai to Lagos on May 6 have tested positive for COVID-19.
Akin Abayomi, the Lagos commissioner for health, made the announcement on Sunday via his Twitter handle.
According to him, the affected persons have been transferred to a care centre for proper monitoring and treatment.
“3 of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for #COVID19 infection following #COVID19 test conducted on them,” he said.
“Those affected have been admitted to @followlasg #COVID19 care centre for appropriate treatment protocols.
“@followlasg and @LSMOH will continue to adhere strictly to quarantine protocols and enforce necessary precautionary measures so as to contain the spread of #COVID19 infection.”
#COVID19Lagos Alert🔊— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) May 17, 2020
3 of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for #COVID19 infection following #COVID19 test conducted on them.
Those affected have been admitted to @followlasg #COVID19 care centre for appropriate treatment protocols. pic.twitter.com/BTg9ELLjsz
He asked Lagos residents and, in particular, persons who recently returned to the country, to cooperate with the state’s COVID-19 response team “as may be desirable at all times and in all circumstances”.
The news comes days after one of the returnees, a 32-year-old male, died after developing “severe complications”.
Although there had been speculations on the COVID-19 status of the man, the commissioner later clarified that his samples tested negative for the coronavirus.
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