The toll of people infected with the novel coronavirus disease has increased to an alarming number over 100,000 with reported deaths of 3,406 since Thursday at 1700 GMT, across 91 countries.
This was disclosed in a report by APF which it gathered from data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Professor Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, had announced that three persons are suspected to have been infected with the novel coronavirus disease in Lagos state.
The commissioner who announced this on his Twitter page on Thursday said that the persons suspected to be infected by the disease have all been placed under isolation in an Infectious Disease Hospital by an undisclosed private hospital in Yaba and are patiently waiting for the test results to confirm the infection.
“We now have three suspected cases under isolation in our containment facility in Yaba. One from France, one from England and one from China. Their samples have been taken and results are been expected.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner has also lamented that two out of the 15 people on board the Turkish Airline which brought in the Italian who was infected with coronavirus have refused to present themselves.
He appealed to them to show up in other to avoid the case of spreading the disease around the country.
“Right now, we have 13 of those 15 persons we were yet to reach as of Wednesday, between that yesterday, (Wednesday) and today, 13 persons have shown up while we are still missing two people. Those gone outside Nigeria, we are using the WHO to find them. Of that number in Lagos, we are looking for two on that flight.
“If we can’t get the remaining two, we will give out their names to the media to help us find them but we are giving them the opportunity for confidentiality. Help us find these two people. We are looking for them.
‘’They may be out there, not knowing that they were exposed to a coronavirus person. In case any of these contacts develop the symptoms, the sooner we know the better. Our strategy is to ensure that they did not get the opportunity to spread it. We are just one step ahead of the virus at all times when this virus is spreading in other countries.”