Coronavirus: The 28 persons who had contact with the Italian identified and quarantined.
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus recorded in Ogun State, the state government says 28 people who had direct contact with the Italian victim of the disease have been identified and quarantined.
The government also said the firm which belong to Lafarge Africa Plc, where the victim was discovered in Ewekoro, has been shut down.
The state Governor, Dapo Abiodun, disclosed this on Friday while addressing newsmen on the update of the coronavirus incident in the state.
Lafarge Africa Plc appreciate government swift response.
Reacting to the incident, the spokeswoman of Lafarge Africa Plc, Folashade Ambrose – Madebem, said:
“We thank the exemplary leadership of the federal ministry of health, Ogun and Lagos State Governments for swiftly providing response and testing facilities and we are working in full co-operation with all local authorities. Lafarge Africa is also working in close partnership with International SOS, our medical service provider, a leading global health company.
“Health and Safety remains a core value at Lafarge Africa and we intend to leverage this strength at this critical time.”
How coronavirus ‘entered’ Nigeria
The index case of coronavirus in Nigeria arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport via a Turkish Airline flight on Monday.
According to Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner for health, the patient spent the night at an undisclosed hotel near the airport and on Tuesday morning, he moved down to Ewekoro in Ogun.
He reportedly carried out business within the confines of the company on Tuesday and in the early part of Wednesday. The Italian, who was said to have spent the night within Lafarge premises, started to develop symptoms of high fever and body pains in the afternoon.
He was then taken to the company’s medical facility where the investigation began.
The patient is currently being isolated at the state’s bio-security facility in the Yaba area of Lagos.
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