The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, today revealed in a press conference held, that four new cases of the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) has been confirmed in Lagos state.
This brings the total number of cases confirmed in the country to 12. The Health Commissioner confirmed the new case at a news briefing on Thursday.
This comes barely one day after the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed five new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, confirming the news at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja, explained that out of the five new cases, three arrived from the United States while two came from the United Kingdom.
“We are still collating information on the travellers; two out of the three from the US are Nigerian, a mother and a 6-week old baby which makes it the youngest COVID-19 patient we have.
“The third is an American national, who crossed the land border to become the first COVID-19 case not arriving by air. The two cases from the UK are Nigerians”.
The Minister noted that a detailed travel history of each person is being compiled and contacts currently being traced, to identify persons who have recently been in contact with anyone.