The National Centre for Disease Control said it has recorded two cases of the COVID-19 in Enugu, South East Nigeria.
The two cases is among the 11 cases recorded in Nigeria in the late hours of Friday, 27th March.
According to NCDC; “11 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 8 in Lagos, 2 in Enugu & 1 in Edo State.
“As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are 81 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 3 have been discharged with 1 death.”
Enugu State government through Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, Permanent Secretary
Enugu State Ministry of Health, said; “the patients voluntarily contacted the Enugu State Ministry of Health on arrival from United Kingdom (UK) and requested for the COVID-19 test which came out positive.
“So far the patient has remained in isolation and the Enugu State Multi sectoral Rapid Response Team has commenced contact tracing.
“The Enugu State Government express her gratitude to these patients who reported to the Enugu State Ministry of Health following the announcement that all returnees from overseas in the last 14 days should report for evaluation.
“We still wish to encourage all those that returned recently from overseas to contact the Enugu State Public Health Department through these dedicated lines- 08182555550 or 09022333833
“We urge the general public not to panic as Health Personnel are already positioned to respond to the present situation even as all should observe high level of personal hygiene, maintain the social distance protocol and stay home.
As at 11:55pm 27th March, there are
81 confirmed cases