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COVID-19: 10 new cases confirmed in Nigeria as FIRS staff, two others test positive in Abuja

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed 10 new cases of the coronavirus disease in Nigeria – three in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and seven in Lagos State.

This was contained in a statement released by the Federal Ministry of Health on Saturday.

“This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 22,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, an official of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) who came in through British Airways flight on March 13, 2020.

“The bad news is that three samples from the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) suspected cases tested positive for coronavirus. We have got in touch with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and we are moving them immediately. We will give more details as soon as possible concerning their flights, contact tracing, and other protocols”, a medical doctor told Punch.

“COVID-19 is in Abuja now. One of the passengers on the British Airways flight works with the FIRS and he is among those who tested positive. His wife tested negative. We are hoping that all biometric sign in at the FIRS headquarters in Wuse Zone 5 stops with immediate effect.”

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