More than 1300 coronavirus suspects are being tracked in Lagos, after being in contact with the 11 confirmed positive cases, commissioner for health, Professor Akin Abayomi said on Thursday.

He said the government is following up on the huge number of suspects to find information about the state of their health.

He said the number of suspects is growing every day and appealed to the suspects to self-isolate and report themselves if they develop symptoms.

Abayomi said that 19 people were tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday, with four out of them testing positive to the virus.

He said the positive cases have been isolated for treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba.

According to him, one of the four new cases is a woman who had contact with the Nigerian woman who returned from UK and currently receiving treatment for testing positive.

“The second new case is a female who returned from France on March 14 on a Turkish Airline TK 1830”.

He said that the third case is a Nigerian male in his 50s who had not travelled anywhere, but tested positive to the virus.

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