Panic As Coronavirus Hits Abuja, 3 People Tests Positive

Am Dying, It Feels Like My Body Is On Fire” — Coronavirus Patient

The pandemic Coronavirus has taken another step in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

Already, three persons have test positive and are quarantined at the University of Abuja Teaching hospital.

A doctor who pleaded anonymity said, “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.”

He, however, said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control would do its testing before the public would be notified.


The index case is an official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and was one of the passengers on British Airways’ flight that landed on March 13, 2020.

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It was gathered  that two other cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. A medical doctor told Journalist that  the three patients had been moved to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.

“The minister of health will make the official announcement once we are very sure.” Should the tests be confirmed officially by the ministry. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, neither responded to calls nor a text message as of the time of filing this

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