The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has disclosed that three of the 256 Nigerians recently evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Nigeria, have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
“3 of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for COVID-19 infection following COVID-19 test conducted on them.
“Those affected have been admitted to Lagos COVID-19 care centre for appropriate treatment protocols.
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) May 17, 2020
“LSMOH will continue to adhere strictly to quarantine protocols and enforce necessary precautionary measures so as to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection,” he wrote.
The returnees landed in the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on May 6 and were immediately isolated in different hotels in Lagos.
The Commissioner had a confrontation with the Nigerians when he announced that they would all be tested for the virus, as they protested that they were not receiving good treatment and welfare.
They also protested that one of them who died from surgical complications was being wrongly tagged a COVID-19 patient by government.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Ministry of Health said on Sunday that 15 people who recovered from the coronavirus had been released from the various isolation centres in the state.
A statement by the Ministry stated that among the patients were nine females and six males, all Nigerians.