A file picture of Lagos State Commissioner for Well being, Professor Akin Abayomi. Photograph: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi.
The well being of the primary Coronavirus affected person being managed on the Mainland Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, is enhancing.
The Commissioner of Well being in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Saturday at a media briefing the place he gave an replace on how the affected person was being managed.
He, nevertheless, mentioned the state authorities has but to place the variety of contacts which were recognized to date collectively as a result of the figures have been nonetheless being collated.
Professor Abayomi urged the residents to not panic and warranted them that the federal government was placing needed measures in place to curb the unfold of the virus.
He gave the updates forward of a gathering of well being officers concerned within the administration of well being emergencies in Nigeria.
The gathering is predicted to happen on the Emergency Operation Centre positioned inside the Mainland Hospital, Yaba.
On the assembly, representatives from Federal and state governments, together with officers from the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) would strategise on find out how to curb the unfold of the primary confirmed case of Coronavirus within the nation.
Professor Abayomi spoke to reporters barely two days after the state authorities confirmed the primary case of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
Talking on behalf of the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the commissioner revealed that the case was confirmed on Thursday and reported to the Federal Ministry of Well being.
The case concerned an Italian citizen who travelled to Nigeria on Tuesday from Milan, Italy for a quick enterprise go to.
He was mentioned to have fallen unwell the following day and reported at a hospital in Ogun State the place he examined unfavourable to malaria.
After learning the character of his sickness, officers on the medical facility referred the affected person to the Lagos State Biosecurity Services for isolation and testing.
He was confirmed to be contaminated with coronavirus by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos College Instructing Hospital, a part of the laboratory community of the NCDC.