The Lagos State Government said it has the manifest of the British Airways’ flight that brought in the latest confirmed case of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The affected person is a 30-year-old Nigerian lady, who returned from the United Kingdom on March 13.
The State’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this revelation on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Health disclosed that she is now at Mainland General Hospital receiving treatment.
Abayomi said passengers on the same flight with the UK-returnee should stay at home and self-isolate themselves for 14 days.
He said the contact tracing of the passengers on the flight with the 30-year-old British-returnee had 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
Abayomi urged everyone on the flight to self-isolate for 14 days to avert any circle of transmission.
Abayomi said, “Lagos State Ministry of Health has the manifest of BA75 flight that brought the latest COVID-19 confirmed case to Lagos.
“Contact tracing of everyone on the flight has commenced.”