27.1 C

Lagos records 4 new cases of Coronavirus, country now has 12 cases


1min read

LESS than 24 hours after announcing that Nigeria has recorded eight cases of Coronavirus, the Lagos state commissioner of health, Akin Abayomi, has confirmed four new cases of Coronavirus in the state.

This rounds up the number of cases in the country to 12.

Abayomi disclosed details of the new cases while addressing journalists on Thursday at the Lagos state secretariat, Alahusa

According to the health commissioner, the country is now dealing with a combination of imported cases and local transmission.

Reports state that 19 new suspected cases were tested on Wednesday and four returned positive

Abayomi disclosed that one of the cases is a Nigerian female who returned from France via a Turkish airline (TK 1830) on March 14.

Another case is a Nigerian male who arrived in Nigeria on March 13, from Frankfurt, Germany on Luftansa flight LH 568, reports state.

- Advertisement -

In all, there are four new cases and contact tracing of over 1,300 people has commenced as stated by Abayomi.

The commissioner also said the first index case in the country, an Italian man, has been declared free of the virus.

The commissioner stated that the patient would however undergo another test before he is finally discharged.

Meanwhile, a recent study conducted by a group of scientists and physicians led by Gregory Rigano, an Advisor to Stanford University School of Medicine has shown a possible cure for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, The ICIR earlier reported.

The scientists claimed that after six days, all infected patients treated with Chloroquine and Azithromycin were ‘virologically cured’.

Seun Durojaiye is a journalist with International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICIR).

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.


Eight years after, controversy and inflation slow down Ilesha-Baruba – Gwanara road project

By Dare AKOGUN Between 2013 and 2019, the Kwara State Government awarded contracts for major...

Tambuwal writes Buhari, seeks suspension of telecommunication blockade in Sokoto

SOKOTO State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to order the...

IPOB threatens lockdown during Anambra governorship election

  THE Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened a six-day lockdown of Anambra and...

Buhari urges ASUU, other unions to embrace dialogue during industrial disputes

  President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and...

Despite multiple assurances, Nigerian government fails to unban Twitter 140 days after

NIGERIANS appear to be waiting endlessly for President Muhammadu Buhari to unban Twitter, 140...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter