The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has shared in a tweet this morning 17th March, 2020: “The Hon. Minister, Osagie Ehanire, has announced the 3rd case of #COVID19 in Nigeria.
“The case is a Nigerian who returned to Lagos from the UK and developed symptoms during her 14-day self-isolation.
“She is clinically stable and is being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Lagos.”
The Lagos State Health Ministry says this new case is independent of the index case. “The 30-year-old Nigerian female returned from the UK on March 13, observed self-isolation, developed symptoms, tested positive and is now receiving care.”
Reports says that 27 African nations are now treating patients with coronavirus.
Nigeria recorded its first case of the coronavirus on February 27, 2020, an Italian man who flew into the country after a stopover in Turkey.