A patient suspected to have COVID-19 infection has been isolated in Enugu State, Nigeria. This was made known to the public by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
NCDC tweeted that it is “aware of the patient in Enugu, suspected to have COVID-19”.
Below is the full statement from NCDC:
“This is one of several alerts received daily at the National COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre.
“We have a suspected case of covid-19 patient. She is a 70 years old woman from Owerri, Imo State. She traveled to UK 5 months ago to see her children. She came into the country on the 11th of March, 2020.
“She presented with fever, cough and mild respiratory distress. We isolated her at colliery and collected oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab and sputum.
“The samples are on the way to Irrua specialist hospital, Edo state. Meanwhile she is diabetic, hypertensive and has a peritoneal shunt. She is being managed by a multi disciplinary team from ESUTH, parklane.”