Lagos Begins Contact Tracing Of BA Passengers After New Coronavirus Case

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The Lagos State Government says it has commenced contact tracing of passengers on the British Airways flight that brought in Nigeria's most recent coronavirus case.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed Nigeria's third case of coronavirus, a 30-year-old Nigerian British-returnee who came into the country last week.

The patient arrived in Nigeria via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on March 13 and tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

Following the news of a third case, the government has now begun contacting those who were on the same flight as the patient.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the state has the manifest of the British Airways’ flight, as he urged everyone on the flight to self-isolate for 14 days to avert any circle of transmission.

“Lagos State Ministry of Health has the manifest of BA75 flight that brought the latest COVID-19 confirmed case to Lagos,” he stated.

“Contact tracing of everyone on the flight has commenced.”

Recall that the Lagos State government and the Federal Ministry of Health announced that the second case, a contact of the index, has recovered while the Italian who was the first confirmed case of the virus was making good progress.

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