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Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms third COVID-19 case

BY: bbc.com
Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms third COVID-19 case
Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms third COVID-19 case

Nigeria has confirmed a third case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after a 30-year-old Nigerian woman who flew into the commercial city of Lagos from the United Kingdom (UK) on March 13.

Lagos State's Ministry of Health tweeted that she was in self-isolation when she developed symptoms.

She is receiving care at Mainland General Hospital.

Nigeria reported sub-Saharan Africa's first case of the Coronavirus in February 2020.

On Monday, the government said it would keep its borders open, even to tourists from high-risk countries, the Punch newspaper reported.

Health Minister Olorunnibe Mamora is quoted as saying that visitors from France, Germany, Spain, China, Japan, Iran, Italy and South Korea would be screened.