Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria

Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (April 29, 2020)

Location:  Nigeria 

Event:  NCDC Updates

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 1532 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria as of April 28, 2020. With the increase of cases, health facilities across the country are working with local, state and the Federal Government to ensure they are properly equipped and trained to treat patients suspected to the COVID-19 virus. Hospitals continue to treat patients suffering from various aliments not associated with the virus.

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos recommend that U.S. citizens in Nigeria identify local medical and hospital facilities in their area, should you require medical treatment. It is recommended to have regular contact with your medical provider to ensure they are open and able to accept new patients since hospital closures can occur at any time to reduce the spread of the virus. 

Please continue to follow NCDC guidance if you have symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or if you have been in close contact with someone who has been confirmed to have the virus. 

Actions to Take:  

Assistance: 

  • U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
    Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
    +234 (9) 461-4000 during business hours; after hours press zero (0)
    AbujaACS@state.gov
  • U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria
    2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
    +234 (1) 460-3400 during business hours and after hours
    LagosACS@state.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Nigeria Country Information
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