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Three of the 256 Nigerians who were evacuated from Dubai to Lagos on May 6 have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Lagos commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi, made the announcement on Sunday via his Twitter handle.

According to the commissioner, the affected persons have been transferred to a care centre for proper monitoring and treatment.

“3 of the returnees recently evacuated from Dubai have tested positive for #COVID19 infection following #COVID19 test conducted on them,” he said.

“Those affected have been admitted to @followlasg #COVID19 care centre for appropriate treatment protocols.

“@followlasg and @LSMOH will continue to adhere strictly to quarantine protocols and enforce necessary precautionary measures so as to contain the spread of #COVID19 infection.”

I again urge Lagos residents and particularly those who recently returned to the country to cooperate with our #COVID19 response team as may be desirable at all times and in all circumstances, he added.

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