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Three Dubai returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos

Three Dubai returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Lagos
May 17
08:56 2020

Three of the 256 Nigerians who were evacuated from Dubai to Lagos on May 6 have tested positive for COVID-19.

Akin Abayomi, the Lagos commissioner for health, made the announcement on Sunday via his Twitter handle.

According to him, the affected persons have been transferred to a care centre for proper monitoring and treatment.

“3 of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for #COVID19 infection following #COVID19 test conducted on them,” he said.


“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 asked Lagos residents and, in particular, persons who recently returned to the country, to cooperate with the state’s COVID-19 response team “as may be desirable at all times and in all circumstances”.

The news comes days after one of the returnees, a 32-year-old male, died after developing “severe complications”.

Although there had been speculations on the COVID-19 status of the man, the commissioner later clarified that his samples tested negative for the coronavirus.



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