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Three New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Nigeria



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Three new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun State and Bauchi state.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the FCT and Bauchi cases have travel history to Germany and the UK.

The Commissioner for Health Ogun State, Dr Tomi Coker, confirmed the state case at a press briefing on Tuesday evening in Abeokuta.

She said the case was a 62-year-old male domiciled at Sagamu area of the state who had returned from the United Kingdom on March 17.

According to the government official, no fewer than 32 contacts had been detected with 28 health caregivers and four family members in total.

Coker said: “The patient is said to have a history of cough and was tested positive of the coronavirus.

“He recently returned from the United Kingdom and the contacts were traced.

“All his contacts who are 28, healthcare giver and four members of his family, 32 altogether, we’ve been able to contact them.

“He’s been very responsible by isolating himself since he arrived, therefore he’s made our job quite easy in tracing his contacts.

“He has been transferred to our isolation centre which is at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu

“Our priority is to provide care for the gentleman.”

So far, there are 44 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Two have been discharged with one death

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.