Magnus Eze, Enugu
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it is monitoring another suspected case of the novel coronavirus in Enugu.
A post on the agency’s verified Twitter account early on Sunday said the results of the case already in isolation will be ready on Monday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of the patient in Enugu, suspected to have #COVID19.
This is one of several alerts received daily at the National #COVID19 Emergency Operations Centre.
The patient is in isolation, sample collected and results expected tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Qv3JEJiyKz
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 14, 2020
The tweet reads: “The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is aware of the patient in Enugu, suspected to have #COVID19.
“This is one of several alerts received daily at the National #COVID19 Emergency Operations Centre.
“The patient is in isolation, sample collected and results expected tomorrow.”
Daily Sun gathered that the patient, a 70-year old woman from Owerri, Imo State, allegedly returned to the country on March 11, after staying in the United Kingdom for about five months.
She was admitted at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Parklane, where she showed symptoms of the COVID-19.
“She travelled to UK five 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 multidisciplinary team from ESUTH, Parklane,” a hospital staffer volunteered under anonymity.