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Another batch of 23 Nigerians arrive Seme Border from Togo, to face screening for COVID-19

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Sources at the Seme Border Post have said another batch of 23 Nigerian returnees have arrived the border from Togo in the early hours of Sunday.

The returnees were said to have arrived Lome, Togo aboard Ethiopian Airlines from different parts of the world over two weeks where they were held by Togolese authorities.

According to an official of the Port Health Services, one of the 24 returnees that tested positive to COVID-19 was held by the Togolese authorities.

“The remaining 23 were isolated for 14 days and laboratory examination conducted by the Togo health authorities showed that they are all negative.

“The results from Togo are here with us.

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“We have informed officials of Lagos State Ministry of Health and they are on their way to Seme border to evacuate the returnees to Yaba for more examination on COVID-19,” the source said.

It would be recalled that 67 returnees from Ivory Coast had earlier arrived Seme Border on April 8 in a bus with registration number Osun XA 240 EJG, but were put in compulsory 14 days quarantine in Badagry where they are undergoing COVID-14 tests by the Lagos State Government.

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