EXCLUSIVE: Three folk test sure for coronavirus in Abuja

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, has recorded three circumstances of COVID-19, The PUNCH can enlighten.
The PUNCH learnt that the index case is an legit of the Federal Inland Income Provider and used to be one in every of the passengers on the British Airways’ flight that landed on March 13, 2020.
It used to be learnt that two diverse circumstances of COVID-19 were confirmed.
A clinical physician instructed The PUNCH that the three sufferers had been moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Scientific institution.
He acknowledged, “The nasty files is that three samples from the FCT (Federal Capital Territory)  suspected circumstances examined sure for coronavirus. Now we hang purchased alive to with the University of Abuja Teaching Scientific institution and we are transferring them at the moment. We can provide more info as rapidly as that it’s essential take into consideration relating their flights, contact tracing, and diverse protocols.
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“COVID-19 is in Abuja now. Notion to be one of many passengers on the British Airways’ flight works with the FIRS and he is among those that examined sure. His partner examined destructive. We’re hoping that every person biometric signal-in at the FIRS headquarters in Wuse Zone 5 stops with quick discontinue.”
A top supply at the Federal Ministry of Health instructed The PUNCH that the case had been reported to the ministry.
He, on the different hand, acknowledged the Nigeria Centre for Disease Lend a hand a watch on would attain its have testing sooner than the final public could perhaps be notified.
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The legit acknowledged, “Sure, we were notified on Friday about three circumstances by a sanatorium in Abuja. We’re doing our have round of testing as a consequence of we can’t rely upon their have consequence and we don’t decide to reason horror among Nigerians.
“The minister of effectively being will create the legit announcement once we are very sure.”
Ought to easy the assessments be confirmed officially by the ministry, this is in a position to imply that Nigeria has 15 circumstances of COVID-19.
The Director-Frequent of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, neither responded to calls nor a textual notify message as of the time of submitting this story.

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