The Lagos state government has confirmed a third case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
Akin Abayomi, the state’s commissioner of health, disclosed this at a press conference, on Tuesday.
This development comes days after the state government confirmed that the second case was now free of the virus.
The new case is said to be independent of Nigeria’s index case, the Italian who travelled from Milan to Lagos in February, and a 30-year-old female Nigerian who returned from the United Kingdom on March 13.
The new patient was said to have observed self-Isolation during which the symptoms developed.
She tested positive for the disease after tests were conducted and is currently at a mainland general hospital receiving treatment.
Twenty-seven African countries have recorded cases of COVID-19, the latest being Benin, Liberia, Somalia and Tanzania.
However, The Lagos State Ministry of Health has identified British Airways as the airline that brought in the latest and third case of Coronavirus into the state.
It has thus called on all passengers on the flight to self-isolate themselves for 14 days.
The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, revealed this on the Twitter handle of the Ministry.
Abayomi identified the flight as BA 75, which flew into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on March 13.
He also gave lines the passengers can call for help.
He said: “Breaking! #COVID19Lagos Updates. “
If you are a passenger on flight BA 75 that arrived in Lagos on 13th March, 2020, stay at home and isolate yourself for 14 days.
“Call @LSMOH hotlines now; 08000corona, 08023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243, 08028971864, 08059758886, 08035387653.”
The latest case has been identified as a 30-year-old female.