Three Nigerians out of the 256 who were evacuated from Dubai to Lagos on May 6, have tested positive for COVID-19.
This was disclosed by the Lagos Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, via his Twitter handle on Sunday.
According to Abayomi, they have been transferred to a care centre for further monitoring and treatment. “3 of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for #COVID19 infection following #COVID19 test conducted on them. “Those affected have been admitted to @followlasg #COVID19 care centre for appropriate treatment protocols. “@followlasg and @LSMOH will continue to adhere strictly to quarantine protocols and enforce necessary precautionary measures so as to contain the spread of #COVID19 infection,” he wrote.
There are currently 2,373 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Lagos state.
It remains the highest in the country, which has a total of 5,621 cases.