Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, briefing journalists concerning the latest improvement of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the state the place 28 individuals have been recognized and quarantined.
Not less than 28 individuals have been recognized and quarantined in Ogun State after coming in touch with Nigeria’s first Coronavirus affected person.
The affected person, an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and simply returned from Milan, Italy on the 25th of February 2020, was confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus by the Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Friday.
In accordance with the Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, who confirmed the most recent improvement to journalists, the corporate the place the Italian had visited in Ewekoro has been shut down, whereas two isolation centres have been recognized.
“The knowledge we have now is that the actual firm in query has virtually shut down they usually have arrange two isolation centres inside the firm. They’ve recognized all these which have been in touch with this index, totalling about 28 to date they usually have been quarantined.
“They’re taking a look at interviewing these 28 folks to know who they’ve been in touch with in order that they’ll guarantee these different persons are quarantined,” he acknowledged.
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He added that surveillance centres have been reactivated in all of the 20 Native Authorities Areas within the state and the Olabisi Onabanjo educating hospital in Sagamu in case of an outbreak.
“We’re not leaving any stone unturned; we have now distributed numerous gadgets all the best way to our native authorities and our main well being care centres; gloves, masks and protecting gear.
“We’re fairly apprehensive that even from the time the pattern is shipped to the lab, it can take about four to eight hours for the suggestions; both constructive or unfavorable and the transit time from Ogun to Lagos state could possibly be wherever between 2 to four hours in order that’s about 12 hours.
“We have now determined that the isolation unit we have now arrange on the Olabisi Onabanjo College Instructing Hospital is temporal; I’ve been in contact with Ministers of well being, my counterpart in Lagos and the commissioner for well being and we determined to improve our isolation centre to a full-fledge bio-security centre and the commissioner for well being might be visiting Lagos and we are going to work collectively to right away improve the centre in Sagamu,” he added.
The governor defined that the information didn’t come as a shock due to the proximity with Lagos state the place the affected person first had an encounter.
“We are the contiguous state to Lagos; the industrial capital of this country and we shouldn’t be shocked that this has happened; Lagos is the gateway of the country and when someone comes into Lagos, they are coming into one of our industrial hubs or to do business in Ogun state and it’s not surprising that this situation is unfolding ahead of anywhere else in the country.”