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BREAKING: Coronavirus Hits Abuja, FIRS staff, Two Others Test Positive

SAHARANEWS – Following the outbreak of Coronavirus, three persons have tested positive to the disease, also known as COVID-19 in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

The index case was one of the passengers on the British Airways flight that landed on March 13, 2020.

The index case was also reported to be an official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.

The three patients are now at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.

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“The bad news is that three samples from the FCT suspected cases tested positive for coronavirus. We have got in touch with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and we are moving them immediately. We will give more details as soon as possible concerning their flights, contact tracing, and other protocols.

“COVID-19 is in Abuja now. One of the passengers on the British Airways flight works with the FIRS and he is among those who tested positive. His wife tested negative. We are hoping that all biometric sign in at the FIRS headquarters in Wuse Zone 5 stops with immediate effect,” our source quoted a medical doctor in Abuja.

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