Four children and their teacher quarantined over fears of coronavirus upon arrival to Lagos have tested negative for the disease.
The children and their teacher reportedly flew into Lagos from the US while another adult also quarantined came into the country from the UK after coming in contact with an infected person.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday declared the outbreak of coronavirus as pandemic
Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner for health on Thursday announced that the five of them tested negative for COVID-19.
He said via Twitter, “A family of 4 children and their teacher who came in from the United States who had close contact with someone infected with #COVID19 have tested negative.
“We have been testing suspected cases of #COVID19 and so far all have been negative except for the 2 confirmed cases.
“@LSMOH has started producing it’s hand sanitizer and will soon make it available in the market.”
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☑️A family of 4 children and their teacher who came in from the United States who had close contact with someone infected with #COVID19 have tested negative. #ForAGreaterLagos@jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat @NCDCgov @Fmohnigeria @DrEOEhanire @NigeriaGov pic.twitter.com/2IQJbicGSI
— Prof. Akin Abayomi (@ProfAkinAbayomi) March 12, 2020