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Three Dubai returnees reportedly test positive for COVID-19

COVID-19: Nine people including foreigner discharged in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said that three of the 256 Nigerians evacuated from the United Arab Emirates have tested positive for COVID-19.

The state Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on his Twitter handle.

He tweeted: ”3 of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for #COVID19 infection following #COVID19 test conducted on them. Those affected have been admitted to @followlasg #COVID19 care centre for appropriate treatment protocols.”

Read also: Lagos discharges Indians, Chinese, 64 other COVID-19 patients

Ripples Nigeria had also reported how Prof Abayomi had earlier claimed that one of the Dubai returnees had died from the covid-19, a claim that was later refuted by the returnees.

The state government had retracted its claim and subsequently apologized.

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