More facts on Tuesday evening emerged about the third Nigeria coronavirus case. It was gathered that the woman contracted the virus while attending a summit in the UK.
The confirmation of the third coronavirus case in Nigeria on Tuesday woke the Federal Government from its slumber as it rolled out a number of measures to stop the spread of the disease in the country.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, at a press conference in Ikeja on Tuesday morning, said the third case was a 30-year-old woman, who returned to the country on Friday from the United Kingdom.
The announcement of the third coronavirus case triggered a flurry of activities by the Federal Government.
The friend of the victim, who identified himself only as Ayobami, told The PUNCH that the victim spent a few days at the conference.
According to him, the same conference was attended by the wife of the Prime Minister of Canada, Sophie Trudeau, who also recently tested positive for the infection.
He said, “She went for a programme in the UK. It was a commonwealth event. It lasted for two to three days. That was the same place that the Canadian prime minister’s wife got it.”
The WE Day summit, an annual youth programme, was held in London on March 4 and was attended by top celebrities, including the Canadian prime minister’s wife and an actor, ldris Alba, who also recently tested positive for the virus.
The Canadian prime minister’s wife was reported feeling unwell following her return to Canada and diagnosed with the disease.