Nigeria records 3rd coronavirus case

A third case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed in Nigeria.

“The case is a Nigerian who returned to Lagos from UK and developed symptoms during her 14-day self-isolation,” the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced.

One of the previous two coronavirus cases in Nigeria later tested negative.

“The second confirmed case who was a contact of the index case, has tested negative twice consecutively, has cleared the virus and was discharged to go home on 13th of March 2020,” the centre announced earlier.

The only other active one is that of an Italian who travelled to Nigeria on a business trip.

Aside from the first case, a total of 48 people have been screened for the virus in eight States, as of March 15.

Globally there have been over 184, 000 cases and over 7,182 deaths