Kaduna State has constituted an Emergency Operational Centre (EOC), following the announcement of the primary case of Novel Corona Virus (COVID -19) in Nigeria, as a part of efforts to correctly handle any eventuality.
Based on an announcement issued by the Ministry for Well being on Friday, the committee will likely be chaired by the Commissioner of Well being, Dr Amina Baloni.
The Federal Ministry of Well being on Friday introduced that the primary case of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) has been found in Lagos.
However in response to the ministry, the case is beneath management. It, nevertheless, urged most of the people to look at preventive measures as suggested by the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).
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Among the measures embrace recurrently and totally washing of palms with cleaning soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitisers and sustaining at the very least three to 5 ft of distance between people and anybody who’s coughing or sneezing.
“In addition, the general public is also advised to follow good respiratory hygiene by covering the mouth and nose with a handkerchief or tissue paper, or cough and sneeze into the sleeve at the bent elbow,” the assertion mentioned, including that such handkerchiefs or tissue papers must be disposed of instantly after use.
The assertion additionally suggested sufferers who’ve a historical past of journey to China, Italy and different international locations with confirmed circumstances of COVID-19, to “self-isolate for two weeks and report any symptoms of fever, cough, sneezing and difficulty in breathing to medical personnel.”
In the meantime, residents of Kaduna State have been inspired to stay calm as the federal government has assured them of its efforts to include the illness.