Three of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to Channels TV, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, announced this on Sunday, May 17, 2020, via his Twitter handle.
He said the evacuees tested positive following a test conducted on them and have been admitted to the COVID-19 Care Centre for appropriate treatment protocols.
Professor Abayomi noted the State will continue to adhere strictly to quarantine protocols and enforce necessary precautionary measures in order to contain the spread of the pandemic.
He appealed to the residents of the State, particularly those who recently returned to the Country to cooperate with the Government’s COVID-19 response Team at all times.
This comes barely a day after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 176 new COVID-19 infections in the Country.
In a late-night tweet on Saturday, the NCDC said 95 of the cases were in Lagos State, 31 in Oyo State, 11 in Abuja, eight each in Niger and Borno States, and six in Jigawa State.
Kaduna State also reported four new cases, three in Anambra State, two each in Edo, Rivers, Nasarawa and Bauchi States, as well as one each in Benue and Zamfara States.