Coronavirus: All Three Suspected Cases In Lagos Test Negative — Commissioner

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Lagos state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that the tests carried out on all the three suspected cases of coronavirus came out negative.

Abayomi made the disclosure in a tweet on Friday evening.

LagosTimes understands that three persons have since been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in the Yaba area of the state.

“All the three #COVID19 suspected cases; travellers from France, England and China whose samples were collected yesterday for analysis have tested negative and they have been discharged,” he said.

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This means Nigeria has only one confirmed case of the virus which has killed more than 3000 people and infected over 100,000 people across the world.

Nigeria recorded its first confirmed case of the virus exactly one week ago following the arrival of an Italian from Milan, which has the worst case of the disease in Europe.

The patient reportedly lodged in a hotel close to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on February 24 before proceeding to Ewekoro in Ogun state, the next day.

He was said to have manifested symptoms of the virus before he was tested for coronavirus and Infectious Disease Hospital.

The government subsequently announced that 38 persons who had contact with him were traced and isolated.

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