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Coronavirus: Test Results Show Nigeria Has Only One Confirmed Case, Says Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu provides an replace on the index case Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19) recorded within the state on February 28, 2020.


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the take a look at carried out on the Coronavirus affected person exhibits that Nigeria has just one confirmed case of the illness.

Sanwo-Olu, who was a visitor on Channels Tv’s Sunday Politics, mentioned though there was one other suspected case of the virus on one other individual from neighbouring Ogun State however nonetheless, proved detrimental.

“Simply to substantiate to you that there was one other incident that we introduced from Ogun State in a single day yesterday (Saturday) and we’ve run the take a look at all by right this moment.

“I’m glad to let you already know that the actual affected person has turned detrimental. It signifies that we don’t have to additional take the individual into isolation. He has been quarantined earlier than however isn’t within the isolation room,” he acknowledged.

Talking additional, the governor mentioned: “It is only one person that we have that is positive. All of the things that we need to do, they are doing it as we speak currently and at the centre.”

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When requested if the state authorities has some individuals being quarantined, Sanwo-Olu replied within the affirmative saying: “Well yes.”

“What has happened is that the location where this incident patient was picked up, there have been a staff of that organization that is being currently under observation. None of them has got to the level of displaying any of the indices that could lead to being evacuated to the disease centre for testing.”

The governor’s remarks come two days after the nation recorded the index case of COVID-19, involving an Italian citizen who works within the nation and had returned from Milan final week.

However Sanwo-Olu, identical to different Nigerians who’re involved concerning the illness, mentioned the well being of the 44-year-old Italian who’s being quarantined in a lab in Yaba space of the state is bettering.

Earlier, the Commissioner of Well being in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, mentioned the state authorities has but to place the variety of contacts which were recognized up to now 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 obligatory measures in place to curb the unfold of the virus.


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