Coronavirus: Lagos Health Ministry urge Mar 18 BA, KLM passengers to self-isolate

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has advised passengers aboard British Airways’ Flight 74 and KLM Flight 587 to observe strict sel-isolation, warning that they are exposed to confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The ministry via its verified Twitter handle said the two flights arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Wednesday, March 18.

The ministry urged the said persons to “observe strict self-isolation and reach out” as soon as possible to prevent community transmission of the deadly virus which has killed over 12,000 persons globally, according to an AFP tally on Saturday.

Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases presently stands at 27 with fresh cases in Abuja and Oyo state.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority announced the closure of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, effective Monday, March 23, to forestall further importation of the ravaging virus which has infected over 200,000 persons world over.

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