All passengers who arrived Nigeria via the British Airways flight number BA-75 on March 13, 2020 have been asked to immediately isolate themselves after a woman who was on the same flight that landed in Lagos from the United Kingdom tested positive fro the dreaded COVID-19 infection. The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the announcement today, March 17.
The Health Commissioner revealed via his Twitter handle that the affected person is a 30-year-old Nigerian lady, who returned from the United Kingdom on March 13; he also revealed that the patient is now at Mainland General Hospital receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, stakeholders have warned that everyone must continue to do their part and follow guidelines even when around seemingly healthy people because many of the COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic at first.
On the latest case confirmed in Lagos, Abayomi said passengers on the same flight with the UK-returnee should stay at home and self-isolate themselves for 14 days.
Here’s what he wrote on his Twitter handle:
Lagos records another confirmed case of #COVID19
The person is a 30 year old Nigerian, who travelled from UK to Lagos on Friday the 13th of March 2020
She is now in isolation and receiving care at Mainland Hospital, Yaba.
Contact tracing of all passengers and those who may have had body contact with this latest case has commenced.
? Lagos records another confirmed case of #COVID19
?The person is a 30 year old Nigerian, who travelled from UK to Lagos on Friday the 13th of March 2020@jidesanwoolu@NCDCgov@followlasg@SegsDr pic.twitter.com/QmxIiA1tA0
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) March 17, 2020