Coronavirus: Nigerian Ports Authority calls out NCDC over claims of detecting new cases on a vessel in Lagos

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control NCDC on Thursday night, announced it has confirmed 12 new cases of Coronavirus in Lagos. The tweet from the agency said 6 of the cases were detected on a vessel that arrived Lagos.

The Nigeria Ports Authority NPA is however challenging this claim and have asked the NCDC to avail it with the information of the vessel where the cases were detected.

Taking to Twitter via its official handle NPA wrote;

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. 

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