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NPA Counters NCDC, Says No Record Of COVID-19 Cases



Hadiza Bala Usman

Ganiyat Ganiyu

The Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, has said it has not recorded any case of coronavirus.

The authority revealed this while reacting to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, claims that 6 persons who tested positive for coronavirus were detected on a vessel on Thursday.

The NCDC had on Thursday evening announced that the country recorded 14 new cases bringing the toll to 65.

“4 new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 12 in Lagos.”

“Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travelers into Nigeria & 1 is close contact of a confirmed case,” NCDC tweeted.

However, the NPA said it has not recorded any case of the virus.

The authority asked the centre to avail it with information of the vessel and names of passengers on board so it could verify and keep proper records.

“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,” the authority said in a tweet midnight Thursday.

“@NCDCgov To enable verification and proper record keeping, kindly avail us with specific details on the name of the Vessel the passengers were on board, and the Terminal or Jetty where they berthed. #CovidNGR #COVID19,” NPA tweeted.

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