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Six New Cases Of Covid19 aboard Vessel, NPA, NCDC Disagrees

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By Innocent Orok

Hadiza Bala Usman, MD NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday, disagreed with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on fresh reported six cases of the Covid19, saying , no case of the coronavirus has been confirmed at any seaport in Lagos state.
The NPA said the collaboration with officials from Port Health has not confirmed any cases to date.

The NPA in it’s official Twitter handle @nigerianports, asked NCDC to avail both port agencies with details of the vessel, Covid19 positive passengers on board, and the terminal or Jetty where they berthed in Nigeria

NPA tweeted further “Hello @NCDCgov. In respect to the 6 new cases that “were detected on a vessel” in Lagos, the Authority in collaboration with Port Health has not recorded any confirmed cases to date.

@NCDCgov To enable verification and proper record keeping, kindly avail us with specific details on the name of the Vessel the passengers were on board, and the Terminal or Jetty where they berthed. #CovidNGR #COVID19.

Recall that the NCDC said yesterday that 14 new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 12 in Lagos

Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers into Nigeria and 1 is close contact of a confirmed case.

As at 7:35 pm 26th March, there are:

65 confirmed cases; 3 discharged; and 1 death

Tweeter inquiry to NCDC by our reporter on the issue were unanswered as at time of this report. Our reporter had sought to know details about the vessel and type of cargoes it had onboard

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