The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said that an American who tested positive for the coronavirus in the State, has been evacuated to the United States of America, USA.
He made this known while giving an update about the pandemic in the State, on his Twitter handle, on Wednesday.
The Commissioner stated that the last confirmed coronavirus case recorded in the State, was on Tuesday.
He wrote: “The total #Covid-19 cases in Lagos, is now 82. 8 patients have so far been discharged, following their full recovery. 1 of the confirmed cases, who is an American citizen, has been evacuated to the USA.”
Recall, that the United States Mission in Nigeria, had commenced evacuation of its citizens from Nigeria.
This is happening after Germany, Israel, and France, evacuated their nationals, following the rising cases of the coronavirus disease in the country.
The Embassy confirmed the development on Monday night, on its official Twitter handle, @USMissionNigeria.
It said that multiple emergency flights departing from Lagos and Abuja, had been confirmed for this week.
The Mission further asked Americans in the country, who are booked for the flights, not to come to the Airport, until they have been contacted by Officials.