Coronavirus: NPA denies recording cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus: NPA denies recording cases of COVID-19

- The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) denies recording any case of the coronavirus as claimed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

- The NPA has challenged the NCDC to give details of the six persons it claimed tested positive for COVID-19

- The NCDC has disclosed that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country stands at 65

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has denied recording any case of coronavirus as claimed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The NPA made the denial shortly after the NCDC said that 6 new confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria were detected on a vessel.

It challenged the NCDC to give details of the six persons it claimed tested positive for the COVID-19.

"@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," said.

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Meanwhile, as the world is hit by coronavirus pandemic, Tanzania has recorded a win as its first patient recovered from the virus.

The news was broken by the country’s health minister, Ummy Mwalimu, who said the patient tested negative in all the three series of tests carried out on her, Daily Monitor reports.

The recovered woman tested positive to the virus on Friday, March 15, after she returned from Belgium on a RwandAir plane.

Though she was screened at Kilimanjaro International Airport on her arrival, she did not show any symptoms of the virus until she took ill on the second day in her hotel room.

In another news, the United States government has asked medical professionals around the world who want to work in America to reach out for visa appointments as the country struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus within its territory.

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The USA in a statement said those interested could reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment.

The US government also extended visas for medical professionals in the country. It laid out the guidelines on how foreign medical professionals already in the United States could extend their programs.

This decision taken by the USA comes as the country overtook China as the country with the highest number of novel coronavirus patients anywhere in the world.

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